This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200407-23
(SoX: Multiple buffer overflows)
Ulf Harnhammar discovered two buffer overflows in the sox and play
commands when handling WAV files with specially crafted header fields.
By enticing a user to play or convert a specially crafted WAV file an
attacker could execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user
There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to
upgrade to the latest available version of SoX.
See also :
All SoX users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv '>=media-sound/sox-12.17.4-r2'
# emerge '>=media-sound/sox-12.17.4-r2'
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 14556 (gentoo_GLSA-200407-23.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2004-0557