GLSA 200907-07 ModPlug: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Posted on: 07/12/2009 09:05 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - ModPlug: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200907-07
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: ModPlug: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Date: July 12, 2009
Bugs: #266913
ID: 200907-07

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Synopsis
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ModPlug contains several buffer overflows that could lead to the
execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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ModPlug is a library for playing MOD-like music.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-libs/libmodplug lt; 0.8.7 gt;= 0.8.7
2 media-libs/gst-plugins-bad lt; 0.10.11 gt;= 0.10.11
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2 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
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Description
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Two vulnerabilities have been reported in ModPlug:

* dummy reported an integer overflow in the CSoundFile::ReadMed()
function when processing a MED file with a crafted song comment or
song name, which triggers a heap-based buffer overflow
(CVE-2009-1438).

* Manfred Tremmel and Stanislav Brabec reported a buffer overflow in
the PATinst() function when processing a long instrument name
(CVE-2009-1513).

The GStreamer Bad plug-ins (gst-plugins-bad) before 0.10.11 built a
vulnerable copy of ModPlug.

Impact
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A remote attacker could entice a user to read specially crafted files,
possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running the application.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All ModPlug users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=media-libs/libmodplug-0.8.7"

gst-plugins-bad 0.10.11 and later versions do not include the ModPlug
plug-in (it has been moved to media-plugins/gst-plugins-modplug). All
gst-plugins-bad users should upgrade to the latest version and install
media-plugins/gst-plugins-modplug:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot -v "gt;=media-libs/gst-plugins-bad-0.10.11"
# emerge --ask --verbose "media-plugins/gst-plugins-modplug"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2009-1438
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1438
[ 2 ] CVE-2009-1513
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1513

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200907-07.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2009 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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