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

High Nessus Plugin ID 18476


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


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.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 18476

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2005-506.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.19 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2005/06/13

Modified: 2016/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mikmod, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mikmod-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:2.1, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2005/06/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2003/06/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0427

OSVDB: 4322

RHSA: 2005:506