RHEL 2.1 : libvorbis (RHSA-2008:0271)

High Nessus Plugin ID 32356


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


Updated libvorbis packages that fix various security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1.

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

The libvorbis packages contain runtime libraries for use in programs that support Ogg Vorbis. Ogg Vorbis is a fully open, non-proprietary, patent-and royalty-free, general-purpose compressed audio format.

Will Drewry of the Google Security Team reported several flaws in the way libvorbis processed audio data. An attacker could create a carefully crafted OGG audio file in such a way that it could cause an application linked with libvorbis to crash, or execute arbitrary code when it was opened. (CVE-2008-1419, CVE-2008-1420, CVE-2008-1423, CVE-2008-2009)

Moreover, additional OGG file sanity-checks have been added to prevent possible exploitation of similar issues in the future.

Users of libvorbis are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.


Update the affected libvorbis and / or libvorbis-devel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 32356

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2008-0271.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.18 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/05/16

Modified: 2017/01/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libvorbis, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libvorbis-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:2.1

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: 2008/05/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1419, CVE-2008-1420, CVE-2008-1423, CVE-2008-2009

BID: 29206

OSVDB: 45155, 45156, 45157, 45413

RHSA: 2008:0271

CWE: 20, 189