RHEL 3 / 4 / 5 : mikmod (RHSA-2010:0720)
High Nessus Plugin ID 49745
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected mikmod and / or mikmod-devel packages.