Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 / 9.10 : libvorbis vulnerabilities (USN-861-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 42891
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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 ogg files with underpopulated Huffman trees. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted ogg file with an application that uses libvorbis, an attacker could cause a denial of service. (CVE-2008-2009)

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 cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges. (CVE-2009-3379).

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Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/861-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 42891

File Name: ubuntu_USN-861-1.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/25/2009

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/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, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.10

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/24/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2009, CVE-2009-3379

BID: 36875

USN: 861-1