Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 / 11.10 : libvorbis vulnerability (USN-1370-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 58069


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


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.

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.


Update the affected libvorbis0a package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 58069

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1370-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/02/21

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libvorbis0a, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.10

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/02/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0444

BID: 51753

OSVDB: 78739

USN: 1370-1