RHEL 3 / 4 / 5 : libvorbis (RHSA-2009:1219)

High Nessus Plugin ID 40640

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VPR Score: 5.9

Synopsis

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

Description

Updated libvorbis packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.

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.

An insufficient input validation flaw was found in the way libvorbis processes the codec file headers (static mode headers and encoding books) of the Ogg Vorbis audio file format (Ogg). A remote attacker could provide a specially crafted Ogg file that would cause a denial of service (memory corruption and application crash) or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of an application using the libvorbis library when opened by a victim. (CVE-2009-2663)

Users of libvorbis should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. The desktop must be restarted (log out, then log back in) for this update to take effect.

Solution

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

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-2663

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009:1219

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 40640

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2009-1219.nasl

Version: 1.24

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/08/20

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/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:3, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.8, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.3

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/08/18

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/08/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2663

BID: 36018

RHSA: 2009:1219

CWE: 399