RHEL 4 / 5 : flac (RHSA-2007:0975)

High Nessus Plugin ID 27567


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


An updated flac package to correct a security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

FLAC is a Free Lossless Audio Codec. The flac package consists of a FLAC encoder and decoder in library form, a program to encode and decode FLAC files, a metadata editor for FLAC files and input plugins for various music players.

A security flaw was found in the way flac processed audio data. An attacker could create a carefully crafted FLAC audio file in such a way that it could cause an application linked with flac libraries to crash or execute arbitrary code when it was opened. (CVE-2007-4619)

Users of flac are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch that resolves this issue.


Update the affected flac, flac-devel and / or xmms-flac packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 27567

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2007-0975.nasl

Version: 1.21

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/10/25

Updated: 2018/11/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:flac, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:flac-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:xmms-flac, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/10/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-4619, CVE-2007-6277

BID: 26042

RHSA: 2007:0975

CWE: 119, 189