libvorbis vulnerability

2009-08-24T00:00:00
ID USN-825-1
Type ubuntu
Reporter Ubuntu
Modified 2009-08-24T00:00:00

Description

It was discovered that libvorbis did not correctly handle certain malformed ogg files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted ogg file with an application that uses libvorbis, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the user’s privileges. (CVE-2009-2663)

USN-682-1 provided updated libvorbis packages to fix multiple security vulnerabilities. The upstream security patch to fix CVE-2008-1420 introduced a regression when reading sound files encoded with libvorbis 1.0beta1. This update corrects the problem.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that libvorbis did not correctly handle certain malformed sound files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted sound file with an application that uses libvorbis, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the user’s privileges. (CVE-2008-1420)