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: 1.26

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/13/2005

Updated: 1/14/2021

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.8


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: 6/13/2005

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/24/2003

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0427

RHSA: 2005:506