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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2009-1438

Original release date: 04/27/2009
Last revised: 08/08/2009


Integer overflow in the CSoundFile::ReadMed function (src/load_med.cpp) in libmodplug before 0.8.6, as used in gstreamer-plugins, TTPlayer, and other products, allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via a MED file with a crafted (1) song comment or (2) song name, which triggers a heap-based buffer overflow, as exploited in the wild in August 2008.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.5 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (04/28/2009)
The impact of this flaw is limited to application crash, not allowing code execution. Red Hat does not consider a user-assisted crash of a client application such as media players using GStreamer framework to be a security issue. For further details, see: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2009-1438

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=266913
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2009:128
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=496834
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2009:012
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2009-4064
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 53801
Type: Patch Information
External Source: XF
Name: libmodplug-csoundfilereadmed-bo(50388)
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1850
External Source: BID
Name: 30801
Type: Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=677065&group_id=1275
Type: Patch Information
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-1104
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-771-1
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2009-4068
External Source: MISC
Name: http://modplug-xmms.cvs.sourceforge.net/viewvc/modplug-xmms/libmodplug/src/load_med.cpp?r1=1.1&r2=1.2
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20090421 CVE Request -- libmodplug
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200907-07
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1851

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/a:konstanty_bialkowski:libmodplug:0.8
* cpe:/a:konstanty_bialkowski:libmodplug:0.8.4
* cpe:/a:konstanty_bialkowski:libmodplug:0.8.5 and previous versions

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