Debian DLA-1791-1 : faad2 security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 125267


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in faad2, the Freeware Advanced Audio Coder :

CVE-2018-20194 CVE-2018-20197

Improper handling of implicit channel mapping reconfiguration leads to multiple heap based buffer overflow issues. These flaws might be leveraged by remote attackers to cause DoS.

CVE-2018-20198 CVE-2018-20362

Insufficient user input validation in the sbr_hfadj module leads to stack-based buffer underflow issues. These flaws might be leveraged by remote attackers to cause DoS or any other unspecified impact.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', these problems have been fixed in version 2.7-8+deb8u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your faad2 packages.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Upgrade the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 125267

File Name: debian_DLA-1791.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/05/20

Updated: 2019/05/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:faad, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:faad2-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libfaad-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libfaad2, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2019/05/19

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/12/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-20194, CVE-2018-20197, CVE-2018-20198, CVE-2018-20362