RHEL 2.1 : libvorbis (RHSA-2008:0271)

high Nessus Plugin ID 32356
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Synopsis

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

Description

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.

Solution

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

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-1419

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-1420

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-1423

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-2009

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008:0271

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 32356

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

Version: 1.25

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/16/2008

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/14/2008

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/16/2008

Reference Information

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

BID: 29206

RHSA: 2008:0271

CWE: 20, 189