USN-1255-1: libmodplug vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1255-1

9th November, 2011

libmodplug vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 11.10
  • Ubuntu 11.04
  • Ubuntu 10.10
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary

libmodplug could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.

Software description

  • libmodplug - Library for mod music based on ModPlug

Details

Hossein Lotfi discovered that libmodplug did not correctly handle certain
malformed media files. If a user or automated system were tricked into
opening a crafted media file, an attacker could cause a denial of service
or possibly execute arbitrary code with privileges of the user invoking the
program. (CVE-2011-2911, CVE-2011-2912, CVE-2011-2913)

It was discovered that libmodplug did not correctly handle certain
malformed media files. If a user or automated system were tricked into
opening a crafted media file, an attacker could cause a denial of service
or possibly execute arbitrary code with privileges of the user invoking the
program. (CVE-2011-2914, CVE-2011-2915)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 11.10:
libmodplug1 1:0.8.8.2-3ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 11.04:
libmodplug1 1:0.8.8.1-2ubuntu0.3
Ubuntu 10.10:
libmodplug1 1:0.8.8.1-1ubuntu1.3
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
libmodplug0c2 1:0.8.7-1ubuntu0.3

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

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References

CVE-2011-2911, CVE-2011-2912, CVE-2011-2913, CVE-2011-2914, CVE-2011-2915