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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 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

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37606 ()

Bugtraq ID: 33963

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0186