Fedora Core 2 : sox-12.17.4-4.fc2 (2004-244)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 13851


The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.


Updated sox packages that fix buffer overflows in the WAV file handling code are now available. Buffer overflows existed in the parsing of WAV file header fields. It was possible that a malicious WAV file could have caused arbitrary code to be executed when the file was played or converted.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected sox, sox-debuginfo and / or sox-devel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 13851

File Name: fedora_2004-244.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/07/28

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:sox, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:sox-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:sox-devel, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora_core:2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2004/07/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0557

FEDORA: 2004-244