libvorbis 1.1.2 - Multiple memory corruption flaws Jul 26 2007 05:18PM
David Thiel (david isecpartners com)
iSEC Partners Security Advisory - 2007-003-libvorbis

libvorbis 1.1.2 - Multiple memory corruption flaws

Vendor: Xiph.org
Vendor URL: http://www.xiph.org
Systems Affected: All tested software based upon libvorbis 1.1.2
Severity: High (Heap corruption, Denial of Service, Potential code execution)
Author: David Thiel <david[at]isecpartners[dot]com>

Vendor notified: 2007-06-05
Public release: 2007-07-26
Advisory URL: http://www.isecpartners.com/advisories/2007-003-libvorbis.txt


libvorbis 1.1.2 contains several vulnerabilities allowing heap overwrite,
read violations and a function pointer overwrite. These bugs cause a
at least a denial of service, and potentially code execution.


Invalid blocksize_0 and blocksize_1 values result in a heap overwrite in
the _01inverse() function of res0.c.

An invalid mapping type causes an out of bounds dispatch table
lookup, offset by an attacker-controlled value, during cleanup in
vorbis_info_clear() in info.c.

Additionally, invalid blocksize values cause a segmentation fault on
read in block.c.

Fix Information:

These issues are resolved in libvorbis 1.2.0, available at:


Thanks to:

Ralph Giles and Xiphmont of Xiph.org for their detailed help determining
root causes of and fixes for these issues.

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