GLSA-200711-15 : FLAC: Buffer overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 28198


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200711-15 (FLAC: Buffer overflow)

Sean de Regge reported multiple integer overflows when processing FLAC media files that could lead to improper memory allocations resulting in heap-based buffer overflows.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted FLAC file or network stream with an application using FLAC. This might lead to the execution of arbitrary code with privileges of the user playing the file.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All FLAC users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/flac-1.2.1-r1' You should also run revdep-rebuild to rebuild any packages that depend on older versions of FLAC:
# revdep-rebuild --library=libFLAC.*

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 28198

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200711-15.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/11/14

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:flac, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/11/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-4619

OSVDB: 41694

GLSA: 200711-15

CWE: 189