Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 / 9.10 : audiofile vulnerability (USN-912-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

It was discovered that Audio File Library contained a heap-based
buffer overflow. If a user or automated system processed a crafted WAV
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. The default compiler options for Ubuntu
should reduce this vulnerability to a denial of service.

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 libaudiofile-dev, libaudiofile0 and / or
libaudiofile0-dbg packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 45079 ()

Bugtraq ID: 33066

CVE ID: CVE-2008-5824

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