Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : musicbrainz (MDKSA-2006:157-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 23901


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Multiple 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.

Update :

Packages are now available for Mandriva Linux 2007.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 23901

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2006-157.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/12/16

Modified: 2013/05/31

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:mandriva:linux:lib64musicbrainz4, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64musicbrainz4-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libmusicbrainz4, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libmusicbrainz4-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:python-musicbrainz, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/09/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-4197

MDKSA: 2006:157-1