Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.04 / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS : vorbis-tools vulnerability (USN-611-2)
High Nessus Plugin ID 32192
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionUSN-611-1 fixed a vulnerability in Speex. This update provides the corresponding update for ogg123, part of vorbis-tools.
It was discovered that Speex did not properly validate its input when processing Speex file headers. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted Speex file, an attacker could create a denial of service in applications linked against Speex or possibly execute arbitrary code as the user invoking the program.
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SolutionUpdate the affected vorbis-tools package.