Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 : libsndfile vulnerability (USN-1174-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Hossein Lotfi discovered that libsndfile did not properly verify the
header length and number of channels for PARIS Audio Format (PAF)
audio files. An attacker could exploit this to cause a denial of
service via application crash, or possibly execute arbitrary code with
the privileges of the user invoking the program.

Solution :

Update the affected libsndfile1 package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 55689 ()

Bugtraq ID: 48644

CVE ID: CVE-2011-2696