VDB-99735 · CVE-2016-9958 · BID 95305

game-music-emu up to 0.6.0 memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in game-music-emu up to 0.6.0. It has been classified as critical. This affects some unknown processing. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-119. The product performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

game-music-emu before 0.6.1 allows remote attackers to write to arbitrary memory locations.

The bug was discovered 12/15/2016. The weakness was published 04/12/2017 by Chris Evans (oss-sec). It is possible to read the advisory at openwall.com. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2016-9958 since 12/15/2016. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 118 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 900013 , which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 169453 (SUSE Enterprise Linux Security Update for libgme (SUSE-SU-2016:3250-1)).

Upgrading to version 0.6.1 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (900013).




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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 900013
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OpenVAS ID: 867773
OpenVAS Name: Fedora Update for audacious FEDORA-2017-5bf9a268df
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Upgrade: game-music-emu 0.6.1


12/13/2016 🔍
12/15/2016 +2 days 🔍
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04/12/2017 +118 days 🔍
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Advisory: FEDORA-2016-04383482b4
Researcher: Chris Evans
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CVE: CVE-2016-9958 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 95305 - Game Music Emulators Multiple Memory Corruption Vulnerabilities
OSVDB: - CVE-2016-9958 - game-music-emu - Memory Corruption Issue


Created: 04/13/2017 12:05 PM
Updated: 11/29/2022 08:12 AM
Changes: 04/13/2017 12:05 PM (73), 11/29/2022 08:12 AM (4)
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