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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-6278

Original release date: 12/07/2007
Last revised: 09/05/2008
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC) libFLAC before 1.2.1 allows user-assisted remote attackers to force a client to download arbitrary files via the MIME-Type URL flag (-->) for the FLAC image file in a crafted .FLAC file.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (12/11/2007)
Red Hat does not consider this a security issue. The downloading of arbitrary files will be harmless unless there is a vulnerability in the application handling these other filetypes.

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US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT-VN
Name: VU#544656
Type: Patch Information
External Source: EEYE
Name: AD20071115
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20071115 EEYE: Multiple Vulnerabilities In .FLAC File Format and Various Media Applications
External Source: SREASON
Name: 3423
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1018974
Type: Patch Information

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  • Input Validation (CWE-20)
  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)