Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS : libvorbis vulnerabilities (USN-682-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 37207


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


It was discovered that libvorbis did not correctly handle certain malformed sound files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted sound file with an application that uses libvorbis, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges.

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Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 37207

File Name: ubuntu_USN-682-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2016/12/01

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:libvorbis-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libvorbis0a, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libvorbisenc2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libvorbisfile3, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/12/01

Reference Information

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

USN: 682-1

CWE: 20, 189