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

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 :

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).

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