RHEL 3 / 4 / 5 : mikmod (RHSA-2010:0720)

High Nessus Plugin ID 49745


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


Updated mikmod packages that fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

MikMod is a MOD music file player for Linux, UNIX, and similar operating systems. It supports various file formats including MOD, STM, S3M, MTM, XM, ULT, and IT.

Multiple input validation flaws, resulting in buffer overflows, were discovered in MikMod. Specially crafted music files in various formats could, when played, cause an application using the MikMod library to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2009-3995, CVE-2009-3996, CVE-2007-6720)

All MikMod users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. All running applications using the MikMod library must be restarted for this update to take effect.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 49745

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2010-0720.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/10/06

Modified: 2017/01/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mikmod, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mikmod-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.8, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/09/28

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-6720, CVE-2009-3995, CVE-2009-3996, CVE-2009-3997, CVE-2010-2546, CVE-2010-2971

BID: 33235, 37374

RHSA: 2010:0720

CWE: 119, 189