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CVE-2009-1438 Detail


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.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  04/27/2009

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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)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides unauthorized access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; 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:

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source CONFIRM External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2009:012 External Source MISC External Source GENTOO GLSA-200907-07 Patch External Source CONFIRM External Source DEBIAN DSA-1850 External Source DEBIAN DSA-1851 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2009:128 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20090421 CVE Request -- libmodplug External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2009-4064 External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2009-4068 Exploit; Patch External Source BID 30801 External Source UBUNTU USN-771-1 Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2009-1104 External Source CONFIRM External Source XF libmodplug-csoundfilereadmed-bo(50388)

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