GLSA 200711-15 FLAC: Buffer overflow
Posted on: 11/12/2007 11:15 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - FLAC: Buffer overflow. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200711-15
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: FLAC: Buffer overflow
Date: November 12, 2007
Bugs: #195700
ID: 200711-15

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Synopsis
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Multiple integer overflow vulnerabilities were found in FLAC possibly
allowing for the execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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The Xiph.org Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC) library is the reference
implementation of the FLAC audio file format. It contains encoders and
decoders in library and executable form.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-libs/flac lt; 1.2.1-r1 gt;= 1.2.1-r1

Description
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Sean de Regge reported multiple integer overflows when processing FLAC
media files that could lead to improper memory allocations resulting in
heap-based buffer overflows.

Impact
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A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted FLAC
file or network stream with an application using FLAC. This might lead
to the execution of arbitrary code with privileges of the user playing
the file.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All FLAC users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=media-libs/flac-1.2.1-r1"

You should also run revdep-rebuild to rebuild any packages that depend
on older versions of FLAC:

# revdep-rebuild --library=libFLAC.*

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-4619
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-4619

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200711-15.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2007 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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