Debian DSA-3082-1 : flac - security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 79636
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Michele Spagnuolo, of Google Security Team, and Miroslav Lichvar, of Red Hat, discovered two issues in flac, a library handling Free Lossless Audio Codec media: by providing a specially crafted FLAC file, an attacker could execute arbitrary code.


Upgrade the flac packages.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 1.2.1-6+deb7u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 79636

File Name: debian_DSA-3082.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/1/2014

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


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:debian:debian_linux:flac, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/30/2014

Reference Information

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

BID: 71280, 71282

DSA: 3082