USN-1148-1: libmodplug vulnerabilities

13 June 2011

libmodplug vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 11.04
  • Ubuntu 10.10
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary

libmodplug could be made to run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.

Software Description

  • libmodplug - Library for mod music based on ModPlug

Details

It was discovered that libmodplug did not correctly handle certain malformed S3M media files. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a crafted S3M file, an attacker could cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2011-1574)

It was discovered that libmodplug did not correctly handle certain malformed ABC media files. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a crafted ABC file, an attacker could cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2011-1761)

The default compiler options for affected releases should reduce the vulnerability to a denial of service.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 11.04
libmodplug1 - 1:0.8.8.1-2ubuntu0.2
Ubuntu 10.10
libmodplug1 - 1:0.8.8.1-1ubuntu1.2
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
libmodplug0c2 - 1:0.8.7-1ubuntu0.2

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

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