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RHSA-2005-506: mikmod Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the mikmod packages

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Updated mikmod packages that fix a security issue are now available.

This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red Hat
Security Response Team.

MikMod is a well documented MOD music file player for UNIX-based systems.

A buffer overflow bug was found in mikmod during the processing of archive
filenames. A possible hacker could create a malicious archive that when opened by
mikmod could result in arbitrary code execution. The Common Vulnerabilities
and Exposures project ( has assigned the name CVE-2003-0427
to this issue.

Users of mikmod are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages, which
contain backported security patches and are not vulnerable to these issues.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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