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RHSA-2005:506: mikmod security update

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RHSA-2005:506: mikmod security update

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
07/24/2003
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/28/2005
Modified
07/12/2017

Description

Updated mikmod packages that fix a security issue are now available. This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

MikMod is a well known MOD music file player for UNIX-based systems. A buffer overflow bug was found in mikmod during the processing of archive filenames. An attacker could create a malicious archive that when opened by mikmod could result in arbitrary code execution. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2003-0427 to this issue. Users of mikmod are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages, which contain backported security patches and are not vulnerable to these issues.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-mikmod
  • redhat-upgrade-mikmod-devel

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