Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : libsndfile vulnerabilities (USN-849-1)

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 :

Tobias Klein discovered a heap-based buffer overflow in libsndfile. If
a user or automated system processed a crafted VOC file, an attacker
could cause a denial of service via application crash, or possibly
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the
program. (CVE-2009-1788)

Erik de Castro Lopo discovered a similar heap-based buffer overflow
when processing AIFF files. If a user or automated system processed a
crafted AIFF file, an attacker could cause a denial of service via
application crash, or possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2009-1791).

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: 42167 ()

Bugtraq ID: 34978

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1788
CVE-2009-1791

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