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libfishsound Speex Header Processing Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2008-04-08    Views:  8,001

Secunia Advisory SA29727

Where:

From remote

Impact:

DoS, System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A vulnerability has been reported in libfishsound, which can potentially be exploited by malicious people to compromise an application using the library.

The vulnerability is caused due to an input validation error when processing Speex headers, which can be exploited via a specially crafted Speex stream containing a negative "modeID" field in the header.

Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code.

The vulnerability is reported in version 0.9.0. Prior versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Update to version 0.9.1.

Provided and/or discovered by:
An anonymous person, reported via oCERT.

Original Advisory:
oCERT:
http://www.ocert.org/advisories/ocert-2008-2.html

http://blog.kfish.org/2008/04/release-libfishsound-091.html

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