RHEL 4 / 5 : flac (RHSA-2007:0975)
High Nessus Plugin ID 27567
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionAn 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected flac, flac-devel and / or xmms-flac packages.