USN-771-1: libmodplug vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-771-1

7th 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 version:

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

CVE-2009-1438, CVE-2009-1513