USN-363-1: libmusicbrainz vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-363-1

11th 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


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 version:

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.