Bug 1480657 - CVE-2017-11331 vorbis-tools: Invalid memory allocation in wav_open function in oggenc/audio.c [fedora-all]
Summary: CVE-2017-11331 vorbis-tools: Invalid memory allocation in wav_open function i...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: vorbis-tools
Version: 26
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kamil Dudka
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: CVE-2017-11331
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2017-08-11 15:17 UTC by Pedro Sampaio
Modified: 2017-12-06 22:40 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version: vorbis-tools-1.4.0-14.fc20
Doc Type: Release Note
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Last Closed: 2017-12-06 22:40:14 UTC

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Description Pedro Sampaio 2017-08-11 15:17:53 UTC
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Comment 1 Pedro Sampaio 2017-08-11 15:18:00 UTC
Use the following template to for the 'fedpkg update' request to submit an
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Comment 2 Kamil Dudka 2017-08-14 10:01:34 UTC
To be honest, I do not see any (security) problem here.  If the audio file header is corrupted, oggenc simply cannot cannot open the file.  From user's perspective it does not really matter whether the process is terminated by exit() or by the kernel handling a NULL pointer dereference.  Please clarify what exactly is your concern here.

Comment 3 Pedro Sampaio 2017-08-18 13:10:51 UTC
The fact that it terminates via a NULL pointer dereference means that someone can  crash it from another process. Thats probably why it got a CVE and why its a security issue.

As this already has a CVE, I we can't do anything else about it but feel free to close it of you think you should.

Comment 4 Kamil Dudka 2017-12-06 22:40:14 UTC
I believe this was fixed in vorbis-tools-1.4.0-14.fc20, so I am closing the bug as CURRENTRELEASE.  Please feel free to reopen if you are still able to trigger the crash.

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