2008-2009 | Xiph libvorbis _make_decode_tree memory corruption (Bug 444443 / BID-36875)
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A vulnerability was found in Xiph libvorbis. It has been declared as critical. This vulnerability affects the function
_make_decode_tree. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-119. As an impact it is known to affect availability.
The bug was discovered 05/14/2008. The weakness was released 05/16/2008 as Bug 444443 as confirmed bug report (Bugzilla). The advisory is available at bugzilla.redhat.com. This vulnerability was named CVE-2008-2009 since 04/29/2008. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. Technical details are known, but there is no available exploit.
It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 2 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 42891 (Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 / 9.10 : libvorbis vulnerabilities (USN-861-1)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Ubuntu Local Security Checks and running in the context local. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 117310 (CentOS Security Update for libvorbis (CESA-2008:0271)).
Upgrading to version 1.0 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 2 years after the disclosure of the vulnerability.
The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 36875), X-Force (42521), Secunia (SA30247), SecurityTracker (ID 1020029) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-18398). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 42396, 42395 and 42394.
VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 4.8
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Class: Memory corruption
Upgrade: libvorbis 1.0
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08/01/2021 +1780 days 🔍Advisory: Bug 444443
Vulnerability Center: 18398 – Xiph.org libvorbis < 1.0 Remote DoS via a Crafted OGG File, Medium
OSVDB: 45413 – CVE-2008-2009 – Xiph.org – libvorbis – Denial-of-Service Issue
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Created: 03/16/2015 17:00
Updated: 08/01/2021 00:03
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