GLSA-200909-02 : libvorbis: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

high Nessus Plugin ID 40880
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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200909-02 (libvorbis: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

Lucas Adamski reported that libvorbis does not correctly process file headers, related to static mode headers and encoding books.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to play a specially crafted OGG Vorbis file using an application that uses libvorbis, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application, or a Denial of Service.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All libvorbis users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/libvorbis-1.2.3'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 40880

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200909-02.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Published: 9/8/2009

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


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:gentoo:linux:libvorbis, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/7/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2663

BID: 36018

GLSA: 200909-02

CWE: 399