Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : musicbrainz (MDKSA-2006:157-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 23901
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionMultiple buffer overflows in libmusicbrainz (aka mb_client or MusicBrainz Client Library) 2.1.2 and earlier, and SVN 8406 and earlier, allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or execute arbitrary code via (1) a long Location header by the HTTP server, which triggers an overflow in the MBHttp::Download function in lib/http.cpp; and (2) a long URL in RDF data, as demonstrated by a URL in an rdf:resource field in an RDF XML document, which triggers overflows in many functions in lib/rdfparse.c.
The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.
Packages are now available for Mandriva Linux 2007.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.