Scientific Linux Security Update : libvorbis on SL4.x, SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64 (20120215)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 61249
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Synopsis

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

Description

The libvorbis packages contain runtime libraries for use in programs that support Ogg Vorbis. Ogg Vorbis is a fully open, non-proprietary, patent-and royalty-free, general-purpose compressed audio format.

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way the libvorbis library parsed Ogg Vorbis media files. If a specially crafted Ogg Vorbis media file was opened by an application using libvorbis, it could cause the application to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.
(CVE-2012-0444)

Users of libvorbis should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. The desktop must be restarted (log out, then log back in) for this update to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?374bbfdc

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 61249

File Name: sl_20120215_libvorbis_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/1/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:libvorbis, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:libvorbis-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:libvorbis-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:libvorbis-devel-docs, 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: 2/15/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/1/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0444