GLSA-201203-10 : libmikmod: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

High Nessus Plugin ID 58220


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201203-10 (libmikmod: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

Multiple boundary errors have been found in load_it.c in libmikmod, which may cause a buffer overflow.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open specially crafted files in an application linked against libmikmod, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the application, or Denial of Service.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All libmikmod 3.2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/libmikmod-3.2.0_beta2-r3' All libmikmod 3.1 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/libmikmod-3.1.12-r1' Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying some of these packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 58220

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201203-10.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/03/06

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:libmikmod, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/03/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2546, CVE-2010-2971

BID: 41917, 42464

OSVDB: 62138

GLSA: 201203-10