Debian DLA-2772-1 : taglib - LTS security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 153810


The remote Debian host is missing one or more security-related updates.


The remote Debian 9 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the dla-2772 advisory.

- In TagLib 1.11.1, the rebuildAggregateFrames function in id3v2framefactory.cpp has a pointer to cast vulnerability, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted audio file. (CVE-2017-12678)

- The TagLib::Ogg::FLAC::File::scan function in oggflacfile.cpp in TagLib 1.11.1 allows remote attackers to cause information disclosure (heap-based buffer over-read) via a crafted audio file. (CVE-2018-11439)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade the taglib packages.

For Debian 9 stretch, these problems have been fixed in version 1.11.1+dfsg.1-0.3+deb9u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 153810

File Name: debian_DLA-2772.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/1/2021

Updated: 11/29/2023

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-12678


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libtag1-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libtag1-doc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libtag1v5, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libtag1v5-vanilla, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libtagc0, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libtagc0-dev, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/30/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/8/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-12678, CVE-2018-11439