RHEL 8 : flac (RHSA-2023:5042)

high Nessus Plugin ID 181234


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


The remote Redhat Enterprise Linux 8 host has a package installed that is affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the RHSA-2023:5042 advisory.

- Buffer Overflow vulnerability in function bitwriter_grow_ in flac before 1.4.0 allows remote attackers to run arbitrary code via crafted input to the encoder. (CVE-2020-22219)

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


Update the affected flac-libs package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 181234

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2023-5042.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/11/2023

Updated: 9/25/2023

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-22219


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:redhat:rhel_e4s:8.1, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:flac-libs

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/11/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/22/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-22219

CWE: 120

RHSA: 2023:5042