RHEL 3 / 4 / 5 : libvorbis (RHSA-2009:1561)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 42432


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


Updated libvorbis packages that fix multiple security issues 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.

Multiple flaws were found in the libvorbis library. A specially crafted Ogg Vorbis media format file (Ogg) could cause an application using libvorbis to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code when opened. (CVE-2009-3379)

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


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 42432

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2009-1561.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.20 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/11/10

Modified: 2017/01/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/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:5.4

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: 2009/11/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3379

BID: 36875

RHSA: 2009:1561