Oracle Linux 4 / 5 : flac (ELSA-2007-0975)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:0975 :

An updated flac package to correct a security issue is now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

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

FLAC is a Free Lossless Audio Codec. The flac package consists of a
FLAC encoder and decoder in library form, a program to encode and
decode FLAC files, a metadata editor for FLAC files and input plugins
for various music players.

A security flaw was found in the way flac processed audio data. An
attacker could create a carefully crafted FLAC audio file in such a
way that it could cause an application linked with flac libraries to
crash or execute arbitrary code when it was opened. (CVE-2007-4619)

Users of flac are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
contains a backported patch that resolves this issue.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2007-October/000368.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2007-October/000367.html

Solution :

Update the affected flac packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67590 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-4619
CVE-2007-6277