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TagLib: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201206-16 / TagLib
Release Date June 22, 2012
Latest Revision June 22, 2012: 1
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
media-libs/taglib < 1.7.1 >= 1.7.1 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #407673, #410953


Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in TagLib, possibly resulting in Denial of Service.

2.  Impact Information


TagLib is a library for reading and editing audio meta data.


Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in TagLib:

  • The "analyzeCurrent()" function in ape/apeproperties.cpp contains a division by zero error (CVE-2012-1107).
  • The "parse()" function in inogg/xiphcomment.cpp contains an error when processing the "vendorLength" field (CVE-2012-1108).
  • The "mid()" function in toolkit/tbytevector.cpp contains an integer overflow error (CVE-2012-1584).


A remote attacker could entice a user or automated system to open a specially crafted OGG file with an application using TagLib, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All TagLib users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/taglib-1.7.1"

Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying some of these packages.

4.  References


Page updated June 22, 2012

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