DescriptionThe wav_open function in oggenc/audio.c in Xiph.Org vorbis-tools 1.4.0 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory allocation error) via a crafted wav file.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
vorbis-tools (PTS)wheezy1.4.0-1vulnerable
wheezy (security)1.4.0-1+deb7u1vulnerable
buster, sid1.4.0-10.1vulnerable

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


The issue is "covered" by the fix applied in 0016-oggenc-validate-count-of-channels-in-the-header-CVE-.patch
still the return of malloc is not checked.
Crash in CLI tool only, negligible security impact

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