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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   Speex Vendors:   speex.org
Speex Validation Flaw in Speex Decoder Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019875
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1019875
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-1686   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 17 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.1.12 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Speex. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a stream with specially crafted headers that, when loaded by the target application, will trigger an error in the speex decoder and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target application.

libfishsound and xine-lib are also affected.

The original advisory is available at:

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

An anonymous researcher reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a stream that, when loaded by the target application, will execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL:  www.speex.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Apr 17 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Speex Validation Flaw in Speex Decoder Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.



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