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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200804-17
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: Speex: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
      Date: April 17, 2008
      Bugs: #217715
        ID: 200804-17

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Synopsis
=======
Improper input validation in Speex might lead to array indexing
vulnerabilities in multiple player applications.

Background
=========
Speex is an audio compression format designed for speech that is free
of patent restrictions.

Affected packages
================
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package           /    Vulnerable    /                 Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  media-libs/speex     < 1.2_beta3_p2               >= 1.2_beta3_p2

Description
==========
oCERT reported that the Speex library does not properly validate the
"mode" value it derives from Speex streams, allowing for array indexing
vulnerabilities inside multiple player applications. Within Gentoo,
xine-lib, VLC, gst-plugins-speex from the GStreamer Good Plug-ins,
vorbis-tools, libfishsound, Sweep, SDL_sound, and speexdec were found
to be vulnerable.

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

Workaround
=========
There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
=========
All Speex users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/speex-1.2_beta3_p2"

References
=========
  [ 1 ] CVE-2008-1686
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1686

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

  https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/200804-17

Concerns?
========
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
https://bugs.gentoo.org/.

License
======
Copyright 2008 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.

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

Gentoo: GLSA-200804-17: Speex: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

Improper input validation in Speex might lead to array indexing vulnerabilities in multiple player applications.

Summary

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200804-17 https://security.gentoo.org/ Severity: Normal Title: Speex: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code Date: April 17, 2008 Bugs: #217715 ID: 200804-17

Synopsis ======= Improper input validation in Speex might lead to array indexing vulnerabilities in multiple player applications.
Background ========= Speex is an audio compression format designed for speech that is free of patent restrictions.
Affected packages ================ ------------------------------------------------------------------- Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected ------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 media-libs/speex < 1.2_beta3_p2 >= 1.2_beta3_p2
========== oCERT reported that the Speex library does not properly validate the "mode" value it derives from Speex streams, allowing for array indexing vulnerabilities inside multiple player applications. Within Gentoo, xine-lib, VLC, gst-plugins-speex from the GStreamer Good Plug-ins, vorbis-tools, libfishsound, Sweep, SDL_sound, and speexdec were found to be vulnerable.
Impact ===== A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted Speex file or network stream with an application listed above. This might lead to the execution of arbitrary code with privileges of the user playing the file.
Workaround ========= There is no known workaround at this time.
Resolution ========= All Speex users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/speex-1.2_beta3_p2"
References ========= [ 1 ] CVE-2008-1686 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1686
Availability =========== This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/200804-17
Concerns? ======== 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 https://bugs.gentoo.org/.
License ====== Copyright 2008 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.
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/

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