RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 : mikmod (RHSA-2005:506)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated mikmod packages that fix a security issue are now available.

This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

MikMod is a well known MOD music file player for UNIX-based systems.

A buffer overflow bug was found in mikmod during the processing of
archive filenames. An attacker could create a malicious archive that
when opened by mikmod could result in arbitrary code execution. The
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CVE-2003-0427 to this issue.

Users of mikmod are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages,
which contain backported security patches and are not vulnerable to
these issues.

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected mikmod and / or mikmod-devel packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18476 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0427

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