Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : libsndfile (MDKSA-2007:191)

High Nessus Plugin ID 26901


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


A heap-based buffer overflow in libsndfile could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a FLAC file with crafted PCM data which contains a block with a size exceeding that of the previous block.

Updated packages have been patched to prevent this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 26901

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2007-191.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/10/03

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64sndfile1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64sndfile1-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64sndfile1-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libsndfile-progs, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libsndfile1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libsndfile1-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libsndfile1-static-devel, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/10/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-4974

MDKSA: 2007:191

CWE: 119