RHEL 3 : sox (RHSA-2004:409)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated sox packages that fix buffer overflows in the WAV file
handling code are now available.

SoX (Sound eXchange) is a sound file format converter. SoX can convert
between many different digitized sound formats and perform simple
sound manipulation functions, including sound effects.

Buffer overflows existed in the parsing of WAV file header fields. It
was possible that a malicious WAV file could have caused arbitrary
code to be executed when the file was played or converted. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the
name CVE-2004-0557 to these issues.

All users of sox should upgrade to these updated packages, which
resolve these issues as well as fix a number of minor bugs.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-0557.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-409.html

Solution :

Update the affected sox and / or sox-devel packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 13853 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0557