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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2016 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.

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 package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 55689 ()

Bugtraq ID: 48644

CVE ID: CVE-2011-2696