Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libid3tag (MDVSA-2008:103)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 37269


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


field.c in the libid3tag 0.15.0b library allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU and memory consumption) via an ID3_FIELD_TYPE_STRINGLIST field that ends in '�', which triggers an infinite loop.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 37269

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-103.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64id3tag-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64id3tag0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64id3tag0-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libid3tag-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libid3tag0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libid3tag0-devel, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/05/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2109

MDVSA: 2008:103