Scientific Linux Security Update : flac on SL5.x, SL4.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 60271


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A security flaw was found in the way flac processed audio data. An attacker could create a carefully crafted FLAC audio file in such a way that it could cause an application linked with flac libraries to crash or execute arbitrary code when it was opened. (CVE-2007-4619)

This update actually went out yesterday. We apologize for getting this e-mail out late.


Update the affected flac, flac-devel and / or xmms-flac packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60271

File Name: sl_20071022_flac_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2019/01/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2007/10/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-4619

CWE: 189