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libsndfile: Arbitrary code execution

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1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201312-14 / libsndfile
Release Date December 17, 2013
Latest Revision December 17, 2013: 1
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
media-libs/libsndfile < 1.0.25 >= 1.0.25 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #375125

Synopsis

An integer overflow in libsndfile might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service condition.

2.  Impact Information

Background

Libsndfile is a C library for reading and writing files containing sampled sound through one standard library interface.

Description

An integer overflow flaw has been discovered in Libsndfile.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted PAF file using libsndfile, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, or a Denial of Service condition.

3.  Resolution Information

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All libsndfile users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/libsndfile-1.0.25"

Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying some of these packages.

NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are available since September 12, 2011. It is likely that your system is already no longer affected by this issue.

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