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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200905-09
(libsndfile: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)
The following vulnerabilities have been found in libsndfile:
Tobias Klein reported that the header_read() function in
src/common.c uses user input for calculating a buffer size, possibly
leading to a heap-based buffer overflow (CVE-2009-1788).
vendor reported a boundary error in the aiff_read_header() function in
src/aiff.c, possibly leading to a heap-based buffer overflow
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted AIFF
or VOC file in a program using libsndfile, possibly resulting in the
execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All libsndfile users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/libsndfile-1.0.20'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.9
Public Exploit Available : false
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 38944 (gentoo_GLSA-200905-09.nasl)
Bugtraq ID: 34978
CVE ID: CVE-2009-1788CVE-2009-1791
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