GLSA-200407-23 : SoX: Multiple buffer overflows

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

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.

Impact :

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
running SoX.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to
upgrade to the latest available version of SoX.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?22afc462
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200407-23.xml

Solution :

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
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14556 (gentoo_GLSA-200407-23.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0557