Scientific Linux Security Update : libvorbis on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 60399


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


Will Drewry of the Google Security Team reported several flaws in the way libvorbis processed audio data. An attacker could create a carefully crafted OGG audio file in such a way that it could cause an application linked with libvorbis to crash, or execute arbitrary code when it was opened. (CVE-2008-1419, CVE-2008-1420, CVE-2008-1423)

Moreover, additional OGG file sanity-checks have been added to prevent possible exploitation of similar issues in the future.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60399

File Name: sl_20080514_libvorbis_on_SL3_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2016/12/14

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: 2008/05/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1419, CVE-2008-1420, CVE-2008-1423

CWE: 20, 189