GLSA-200804-17 : Speex: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200804-17
(Speex: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

oCERT reported that the Speex library does not properly validate the
'mode' value it derives from Speex streams, allowing for array indexing
vulnerabilities inside multiple player applications. Within Gentoo,
xine-lib, VLC, gst-plugins-speex from the GStreamer Good Plug-ins,
vorbis-tools, libfishsound, Sweep, SDL_sound, and speexdec were found
to be vulnerable.

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted Speex
file or network stream with an application listed above. 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 :

Solution :

All Speex users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/speex-1.2_beta3_p2'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 32010 (gentoo_GLSA-200804-17.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 28665

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1686

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