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

High Nessus Plugin ID 60386


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


The Speex library was found to not properly validate input values read from the Speex files headers. An attacker could create a malicious Speex file that would crash an application or, possibly, allow arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the application calling the Speex library. (CVE-2008-1686)


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60386

File Name: sl_20080416_speex_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


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: 2008/04/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1686

CWE: 189