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libvorbis: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200710-03 / libvorbis
Release Date October 07, 2007
Latest Revision October 07, 2007: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
media-libs/libvorbis < 1.2.0 >= 1.2.0 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #186716


A buffer overflow vulnerability and several memory corruptions have been discovered in libvorbis.

2.  Impact Information


libvorbis is the reference implementation of the Ogg Vorbis audio file format. It is used by many applications for playback of Ogg Vorbis files.


David Thiel of iSEC Partners discovered a heap-based buffer overflow in the _01inverse() function in res0.c and a boundary checking error in the vorbis_info_clear() function in info.c (CVE-2007-3106 and CVE-2007-4029). libvorbis is also prone to several Denial of Service vulnerabilities in form of infinite loops and invalid memory access with unknown impact (CVE-2007-4065 and CVE-2007-4066).


A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities by enticing a user to open a specially crafted Ogg Vorbis file or network stream with an application using libvorbis. This might lead to the execution of arbitrary code with privileges of the user playing the file or a Denial of Service by a crash or CPU consumption.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All libvorbis users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/libvorbis-1.2.0"

4.  References


Page updated October 07, 2007

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