Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : libsndfile vulnerability (USN-749-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that libsndfile did not correctly handle description
chunks in CAF audio files. If a user or automated system were tricked
into opening a specially crafted CAF audio file, an attacker could
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the
program.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected libsndfile1, libsndfile1-dev and / or
sndfile-programs packages.

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: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37606 ()

Bugtraq ID: 33963

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0186

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