Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : speex (MDVSA-2008:094)

High Nessus Plugin ID 37726


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A vulnerability in the Speex library was found where it did not properly validate input values read from the Speex files headers. An attacker could create a malicious Speex file that would crash an application or potentially allow the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the application calling the Speex library (CVE-2008-1686).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 37726

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-094.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2013/06/01

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:mandriva:linux:lib64speex-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64speex-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64speex1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64speex1-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64speex1-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libspeex-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libspeex-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libspeex1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libspeex1-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libspeex1-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:speex, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2008/04/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1686

MDVSA: 2008:094

CWE: 189