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CVE-2007-6278 Detail

Description

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.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  12/07/2007

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-6278
Original release date:
12/07/2007
Last revised:
09/05/2008
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
9.3 HIGH
Vector:
(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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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://research.eeye.com/html/advisories/published/AD20071115.html External Source EEYE AD20071115
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/3423 External Source SREASON 3423
http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/544656 Patch; US Government Resource External Source CERT-VN VU#544656
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/483765/100/200/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20071115 EEYE: Multiple Vulnerabilities In .FLAC File Format and Various Media Applications
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1018974 Patch External Source SECTRACK 1018974

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

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

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:flac:libflac:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*    versions up to (including) 1.2

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