Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : flac vulnerability (USN-540-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 28208


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


Sean de Regge discovered that flac did not properly perform bounds checking in many situations. An attacker could send a specially crafted FLAC audio file and execute arbitrary code as the user or cause a denial of service in flac or applications that link against flac.

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Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 28208

File Name: ubuntu_USN-540-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/14

Modified: 2016/05/27

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:canonical:ubuntu_linux:flac, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libflac++-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libflac++5c2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libflac++6, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libflac-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libflac-doc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libflac7, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libflac8, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:liboggflac++-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:liboggflac++2c2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:liboggflac-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:liboggflac3, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xmms-flac, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2007/11/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-4619

OSVDB: 41694

USN: 540-1

CWE: 189