How to Buy
This script is Copyright (C) 2009-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
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
Upgrade to Nessus Professional today!
Start your free Nessus Cloud trial now!
Begin Free Trial
The cookie settings on this website are set to 'allow all cookies' to give you the very best website experience. If you continue without changing these settings, you consent to this - but if you want, you can opt out of all cookies by clicking below.