GLSA-200905-09 : libsndfile: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

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

Impact :

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

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

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 : 7.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 38944 (gentoo_GLSA-200905-09.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 34978

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1788