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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2008:0235

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2008:0235.

Speex is a patent-free compression format designed especially for speech.
The Speex package contains a library for handling Speex files and sample
encoder and decoder implementations using this library.

The Speex library was found to not properly validate input values read from
the Speex files headers. An attacker could create a malicious Speex file
that would crash an application or, possibly, allow arbitrary code
execution with the privileges of the application calling the Speex library.

All users of speex are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to resolve this issue.

Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

Risk factor : Critical

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2008-1686
BugTraq ID: 28665
Bugtraq: 20080417 [oCERT-2008-004] multiple speex implementations insufficientboundary checks (Google Search)
Debian Security Information: DSA-1584 (Google Search)
Debian Security Information: DSA-1585 (Google Search)
Debian Security Information: DSA-1586 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2008:012 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2008:013 (Google Search)
XForce ISS Database: fishsound-libfishsound-speex-bo(41684)
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