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libsndfile: Arbitrary code execution


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


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

2.  Impact Information


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.

3.  Resolution Information


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.

4.  References


Page updated December 17, 2013

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