GLSA-200904-16 : libsndfile: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

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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-200904-16
(libsndfile: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

Alin Rad Pop from Secunia Research reported an integer overflow when
processing CAF description chunks, leading to a heap-based buffer
overflow.

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted CAF
file, resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running the application.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200904-16.xml

Solution :

All libsndfile users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/libsndfile-1.0.19'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.3
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36195 (gentoo_GLSA-200904-16.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 33963

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0186