Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : libvorbis vulnerability (USN-825-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 40769
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Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that libvorbis did not correctly handle certain malformed ogg files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted ogg file with an application that uses libvorbis, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges.
(CVE-2009-2663)

USN-682-1 provided updated libvorbis packages to fix multiple security vulnerabilities. The upstream security patch to fix CVE-2008-1420 introduced a regression when reading sound files encoded with libvorbis 1.0beta1. This update corrects the problem.

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.
(CVE-2008-1420).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/825-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 40769

File Name: ubuntu_USN-825-1.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/25/2009

Updated: 1/19/2021

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: 8.1

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

Temporal Vector: E:ND/RL:OF/RC: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:8.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.04

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/24/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1420, CVE-2009-2663

BID: 29206, 36018

USN: 825-1

CWE: 189, 399