Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.04 / 15.10 : libsndfile vulnerabilities (USN-2832-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2015-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2015-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that libsndfile incorrectly handled memory when
parsing malformed files. A remote attacker could use this issue to
cause libsndfile to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This
issue only applied to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
(CVE-2014-9496)

Joshua Rogers discovered that libsndfile incorrectly handled division
when parsing malformed files. A remote attacker could use this issue
to cause libsndfile to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2014-9756)

Marco Romano discovered that libsndfile incorrectly handled certain
malformed AIFF files. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause
libsndfile to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly
execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-7805).

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 :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.4
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 87239 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-9496
CVE-2014-9756
CVE-2015-7805

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