Scott Wheeler TagLib up to 1.7 mid numeric error

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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, has been found in Scott Wheeler TagLib up to 1.7. Affected by this issue is the function mid. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a numeric error vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-189. Impacted is availability. CVE summarizes:

Integer overflow in the mid function in toolkit/tbytevector.cpp in TagLib 1.7 and earlier allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted file header field in a media file, which triggers a large memory allocation.

The weakness was disclosed 09/06/2012 (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2012-1584 since 03/12/2012. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. Technical details are known, but there is no available exploit.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 58690 (Fedora 17 : taglib-1.7.1-1.fc17 (2012-4184)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Fedora Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 165486 (SUSE Enterprise Linux Security Update for taglib (SUSE-SU-2012:0743-1)).

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (78909), Tenable (58690), SecurityFocus (BID 52290†), Secunia (SA48211†) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-37147†).







  • end of life (old version)

CPE 2.3info

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Class: Numeric error
CWE: CWE-189

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 58690
Nessus Name: Fedora 17 : taglib-1.7.1-1.fc17 (2012-4184)
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OpenVAS ID: 864346
OpenVAS Name: Fedora Update for taglib FEDORA-2012-4184
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03/04/2012 🔍
03/05/2012 +1 days 🔍
03/05/2012 +0 days 🔍
03/12/2012 +7 days 🔍
09/06/2012 +178 days 🔍
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11/12/2012 +67 days 🔍
03/23/2015 +861 days 🔍
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Advisory: dcdf4fd954e3213c355746fa15b7480461972308
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CVE: CVE-2012-1584 (🔍)
X-Force: 78909
SecurityFocus: 52290 - taglib Memory Corruption and Infinite Loop Denial Of Service Vulnerabilities
Secunia: 48211 - TagLib Multiple Denial of Service Vulnerabilities, Less Critical
Vulnerability Center: 37147 - TabLib <=1.7 Denial of Service via a Maliciously Crafted File Header in a Media File, Medium


Created: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM
Updated: 12/13/2021 11:19 AM
Changes: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM (67), 04/20/2017 10:13 PM (6), 12/13/2021 11:12 AM (4), 12/13/2021 11:19 AM (1)
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