GLSA-200711-15 : FLAC: Buffer overflow

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200711-15
(FLAC: Buffer overflow)

Sean de Regge reported multiple integer overflows when processing FLAC
media files that could lead to improper memory allocations resulting in
heap-based buffer overflows.

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted FLAC
file or network stream with an application using FLAC. This might lead
to the execution of arbitrary code with privileges of the user playing
the file.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200711-15.xml

Solution :

All FLAC users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/flac-1.2.1-r1'
You should also run revdep-rebuild to rebuild any packages that depend
on older versions of FLAC:
# revdep-rebuild --library=libFLAC.*

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28198 (gentoo_GLSA-200711-15.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-4619