ModPlug contains several boundary errors that could lead to buffer overflows resulting in the possible execution of arbitrary code.
|Package||media-libs/libmodplug on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 0.8-r1|
|Unaffected versions||>= 0.8-r1|
ModPlug is a library for playing MOD-like music.
Luigi Auriemma has reported various boundary errors in load_it.cpp and a boundary error in the "CSoundFile::ReadSample()" function in sndfile.cpp.
A remote attacker can entice a user to read crafted modules or ITP files, which may trigger a buffer overflow resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All ModPlug users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/libmodplug-0.8-r1"
December 10, 2006
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