Debian DSA-5500-1 : flac - security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 181566


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


The remote Debian 11 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the dsa-5500 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.


Upgrade the flac packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 181566

File Name: debian_DSA-5500.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/19/2023

Updated: 9/21/2023

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

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: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:flac, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libflac%2b%2b-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libflac%2b%2b6v5, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libflac-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libflac-doc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libflac8, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:11.0

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: 9/18/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/22/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-22219