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CESA-2007:0975: flac security update

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CESA-2007:0975: flac security update

Severity
9
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
12/07/2007
Created
07/25/2018
Added
03/12/2010
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

An updated flac package to correct a security issue is now available for CentOS Linux 4 and 5. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

FLAC is a Free Lossless Audio Codec. The flac package consists of a FLAC encoder and decoder in library form, a program to encode and decode FLAC files, a metadata editor for FLAC files and input plugins for various music players. A security flaw was found in the way flac processed audio data. An attacker could create a carefully crafted FLAC audio file in such a way that it could cause an application linked with flac libraries to crash or execute arbitrary code when it was opened. (CVE-2007-4619) Users of flac are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch that resolves this issue.

Solution(s)

  • centos-upgrade-flac
  • centos-upgrade-flac-devel
  • centos-upgrade-xmms-flac

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