USN-771-1: libmodplug vulnerabilities

7 May 2009

libmodplug vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 9.04
  • Ubuntu 8.10
  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

Software Description

  • libmodplug

Details

It was discovered that libmodplug did not correctly handle certain parameters when parsing MED media files. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a crafted MED file, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2009-1438)

Manfred Tremmel and Stanislav Brabec discovered that libmodplug did not correctly handle long instrument names when parsing PAT sample files. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a crafted PAT file, an attacker could cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code with privileges of the user invoking the program. This issue only affected Ubuntu 9.04. (CVE-2009-1513)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 9.04
libmodplug0c2 - 1:0.8.4-3ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 8.10
libmodplug0c2 - 1:0.7-7ubuntu0.8.10.1
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
libmodplug0c2 - 1:0.7-7ubuntu0.8.04.1
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
libmodplug0c2 - 1:0.7-5ubuntu0.6.06.2

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

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.

References