Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : flac vulnerabilities (USN-2426-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 79622
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Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

Michele Spagnuolo discovered that FLAC incorrectly handled certain malformed audio files. An attacker could use this issue to cause FLAC to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

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.

Solution

Update the affected libflac++6 and / or libflac8 packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2426-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 79622

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2426-1.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/28/2014

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libflac%2b%2b6, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libflac8, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.10

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/27/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/26/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8962, CVE-2014-9028

BID: 71280, 71282

USN: 2426-1