FreeBSD : libsndfile -- out-of-bounds read memory access (004debf9-1d16-11e8-b6aa-4ccc6adda413)

high Nessus Plugin ID 107078


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Laurent Delosieres, Secunia Research at Flexera Software reports :

Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in libsndfile, which can be exploited by malicious people to disclose potentially sensitive information. The vulnerability is caused due to an error in the 'aiff_read_chanmap()' function (src/aiff.c), which can be exploited to cause an out-of-bounds read memory access via a specially crafted AIFF file. The vulnerability is confirmed in version 1.0.28. Other versions may also be affected.


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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 107078

File Name: freebsd_pkg_004debf91d1611e8b6aa4ccc6adda413.nasl

Version: 3.4

Type: local

Published: 3/1/2018

Updated: 10/11/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:libsndfile, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:linux-c6-libsndfile, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:linux-c7-libsndfile, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 3/1/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/23/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-6892