Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libsndfile (MDVSA-2011:119)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

A vulnerability was discovered and corrected in libsndfile :

An integer overflow flaw, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow, was
found in the way the libsndfile library processed certain Ensoniq
PARIS Audio Format (PAF) audio files. An attacker could create a
specially crafted PAF file that, when opened, could cause an
application using libsndfile to crash or, potentially, execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application
(CVE-2011-2696).

Packages for 2009.0 are provided as of the Extended Maintenance
Program. Please visit this link to learn more:
http://store.mandriva.com/product_info.php?cPath=149 products_id=490

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

See also :

http://secunia.com/advisories/45125/

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 55683 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-2696

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