USN-363-1: libmusicbrainz vulnerability

11 October 2006

libmusicbrainz-2.0, libmusicbrainz-2.1 vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
  • Ubuntu 5.10
  • Ubuntu 5.04

Software Description


Luigi Auriemma discovered multiple buffer overflows in libmusicbrainz. When a user made queries to MusicBrainz servers, it was possible for malicious servers, or man-in-the-middle systems posing as servers, to send a crafted reply to the client request and remotely gain access to the user’s system with the user’s privileges.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
libmusicbrainz4c2a - 2.1.2-2ubuntu3.1
Ubuntu 5.10
libmusicbrainz2c2 - 2.0.2-10ubuntu2.1
libmusicbrainz4c2 - 2.1.1-3ubuntu3.1
Ubuntu 5.04
libmusicbrainz2 - 2.0.2-10ubuntu1.1
libmusicbrainz4 - 2.1.1-3ubuntu1.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

After a standard system upgrade you need to restart your session to effect the necessary changes.