Important CentOS flac Security Update


flac-1.2.1-7.el6_6.i686.rpm, flac-1.2.1-7.el6_6.src.rpm, flac-1.2.1-7.el6_6.x86_64.rpm, flac-1.3.0-5.el7_1.src.rpm, flac-1.3.0-5.el7_1.x86_64.rpm, flac-devel-1.2.1-7.el6_6.i686.rpm, flac-devel-1.2.1-7.el6_6.x86_64.rpm, flac-devel-1.3.0-5.el7_1.i686.rpm, flac-devel-1.3.0-5.el7_1.x86_64.rpm, flac-libs-1.3.0-5.el7_1.i686.rpm, flac-libs-1.3.0-5.el7_1.x86_64.rpm,,
2018-01-18 11:09
2017-07-27 19:08
2017-04-01 19:08
2017-01-05 20:13


Updated flac packages that fix two security issues are now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important security
impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give
detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the
CVE links in the References section.

The flac packages contain a decoder and an encoder for the FLAC (Free
Lossless Audio Codec) audio file format.

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way flac decoded FLAC audio files.
An attacker could create a specially crafted FLAC audio file that could
cause an application using the flac library to crash or execute arbitrary
code when the file was read. (CVE-2014-9028)

A buffer over-read flaw was found in the way flac processed certain ID3v2
metadata. An attacker could create a specially crafted FLAC audio file that
could cause an application using the flac library to crash when the file
was read. (CVE-2014-8962)

All flac users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches to correct these issues. After installing the
update, all applications linked against the flac library must be restarted
for this update to take effect.
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Affected package information

Release Package Patched in
6 flac flac-1.2.1-7.el6_6.x86_64.rpm
flac flac-1.2.1-7.el6_6.i686.rpm
flac flac-1.2.1-7.el6_6.src.rpm
flac-devel flac-devel-1.2.1-7.el6_6.x86_64.rpm
flac-devel flac-devel-1.2.1-7.el6_6.i686.rpm
7 flac flac-1.3.0-5.el7_1.src.rpm
flac flac-1.3.0-5.el7_1.x86_64.rpm
flac-devel flac-devel-1.3.0-5.el7_1.i686.rpm
flac-devel flac-devel-1.3.0-5.el7_1.x86_64.rpm
flac-libs flac-libs-1.3.0-5.el7_1.x86_64.rpm
flac-libs flac-libs-1.3.0-5.el7_1.i686.rpm