Xiph.org libvorbis up to 1.2.0 numeric error

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A vulnerability was found in Xiph.org libvorbis up to 1.2.0. It has been classified as critical. Affected is an unknown code. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a numeric error vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-189. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Integer overflow in a certain quantvals and quantlist calculation in Xiph.org libvorbis 1.2.0 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or execute arbitrary code via a crafted OGG file with a large virtual space for its codebook, which triggers a heap overflow.

The bug was discovered 05/14/2008. The weakness was released 05/16/2008 by Will Drewry with Google Security Team as Bug 440709 as confirmed bug report (Bugzilla). The advisory is shared for download at bugzilla.redhat.com. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2008-1423 since 03/20/2008. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available.

It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 1 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 32326 (CentOS 3 / 4 / 5 : libvorbis (CESA-2008:0270)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family CentOS Local Security Checks and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 117308 (CentOS Security Update for libvorbis (CESA-2008:0270)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (42403) and Tenable (32326). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 42406, 42395 and 42394.





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Class: Numeric error
CWE: CWE-189
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Status: Proof-of-Concept

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Nessus ID: 32326
Nessus Name: CentOS 3 / 4 / 5 : libvorbis (CESA-2008:0270)
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OpenVAS ID: 61107
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 1591-1 (libvorbis)
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Advisory: Bug 440709
Researcher: Will Drewry
Organization: Google Security Team
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2008-1423 (🔍)

X-Force: 42403
SecurityTracker: 1020029
Vulnerability Center: 18401 - Xiph.org libvorbis <=1.2.0 Remote DoS or Code Execution via a Crafted OGG File, Medium
SecurityFocus: 29206 - libvorbis Multiple Remote Vulnerabilities
Secunia: 30234
OSVDB: 45157 - CVE-2008-1423 - Xiph.org - libvorbis - Integer Overflow Issue
Vupen: ADV-2008-1510

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Created: 03/16/2015 05:00 PM
Updated: 08/10/2019 11:43 AM
Changes: 03/16/2015 05:00 PM (75), 08/10/2019 11:43 AM (13)
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