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800559: CVE-2012-1108 taglib: ogg file with vendorLength field modification causes crash

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The parse function in ogg/xiphcomment.cpp in TagLib 1.7 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a crafted vendorLength field in an ogg file.

Find out more about CVE-2012-1108 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


taglib is only used in client applications. We do not consider a user-assisted crash of a client application such as k3b or Totem to be a security issue.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 4.3
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

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Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 taglib Will not fix