Debian DSA-1939-1 : libvorbis - several vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 44804



The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Lucas Adamski, Matthew Gregan, David Keeler, and Dan Kaminsky discovered that libvorbis, a library for the Vorbis general-purpose compressed audio codec, did not correctly handle certain malformed ogg files. An attacker could cause a denial of service (memory corruption and application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted .ogg file.


Upgrade the libvorbis packages.

For the oldstable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in version 1.1.2.dfsg-1.4+etch1.

For the stable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed in version 1.2.0.dfsg-3.1+lenny1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 44804

File Name: debian_DSA-1939.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/24/2010

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libvorbis, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:5.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/24/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2663, CVE-2009-3379

BID: 35927, 36018, 36875

DSA: 1939

CWE: 399