libsndfile: Arbitrary code execution
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
||GLSA 201312-14 / libsndfile
||December 17, 2013
||December 17, 2013: 1
All supported architectures
An integer overflow in libsndfile might allow remote attackers to
execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service condition.
Libsndfile is a C library for reading and writing files containing
sampled sound through one standard library interface.
An integer overflow flaw has been discovered in Libsndfile.
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
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.