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libvorbis: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200806-09 / libvorbis
Release Date June 23, 2008
Latest Revision June 23, 2008: 02
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
media-libs/libvorbis < 1.2.1_rc1 >= 1.2.1_rc1 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #222085


Multiple vulnerabilities in libvorbis might lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

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.


Will Drewry of the Google Security Team reported multiple vulnerabilities in libvorbis:

  • A zero value for "codebook.dim" is not properly handled, leading to a crash, infinite loop or triggering an integer overflow (CVE-2008-1419).
  • An integer overflow in "residue partition value" evaluation might lead to a heap-based buffer overflow (CVE-2008-1420).
  • An integer overflow in a certain "quantvals" and "quantlist" calculation might lead to a heap-based buffer overflow (CVE-2008-1423).


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 the 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-1.2.1_rc1"

4.  References


Page updated June 23, 2008

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