GLSA-200709-06 : flac123: Buffer overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 26096


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200709-06 (flac123: Buffer overflow)

A possible buffer overflow vulnerability has been reported in the local__vcentry_parse_value() function in vorbiscomment.c.
Impact :

An attacker could entice a user to play a specially crafted audio file, which could lead to the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All flac123 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-sound/flac123-0.0.11'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 26096

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200709-06.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/09/24

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:flac123, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2007/09/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3507

OSVDB: 40524

GLSA: 200709-06