GLSA-201412-40 : FLAC: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

High Nessus Plugin ID 80245


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201412-40 (FLAC: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

A stack-based buffer overflow flaw has been discovered in FLAC.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted .flac file using an application linked against FLAC, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All FLAC users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/flac-1.3.1-r1' Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying these packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 80245

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201412-40.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/12/26

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:flac, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/12/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8962

BID: 71280

GLSA: 201412-40