USN-611-2: vorbis-tools vulnerability

8 May 2008

vorbis-tools vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 7.10
  • Ubuntu 7.04
  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

Software Description

  • vorbis-tools


USN-611-1 fixed a vulnerability in Speex. This update provides the corresponding update for ogg123, part of vorbis-tools.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that Speex did not properly validate its input when processing Speex file headers. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted Speex file, an attacker could create a denial of service in applications linked against Speex or possibly execute arbitrary code as the user invoking the program.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
vorbis-tools - 1.1.1-15ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 7.10
vorbis-tools - 1.1.1-13ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 7.04
vorbis-tools - 1.1.1-6ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
vorbis-tools - 1.1.1-3ubuntu0.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.