Debian DSA-320-1 : mikmod - buffer overflow

high Nessus Plugin ID 15157


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Ingo Saitz discovered a bug in mikmod whereby a long filename inside an archive file can overflow a buffer when the archive is being read by mikmod.


For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 3.1.6-4woody3.

For old stable distribution (potato) this problem has been fixed in version 3.1.6-2potato3.

We recommend that you update your mikmod package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 15157

File Name: debian_DSA-320.nasl

Version: 1.21

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/29/2004

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.8


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:mikmod, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:2.2, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/13/2003

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0427

BID: 7914

DSA: 320