Fedora 7 : libsndfile-1.0.17-2.fc7 (2007-2236)

High Nessus Plugin ID 27762


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


An updated libsndfile package has been released, fixing a potential heap-based buffer overflow in malcrafted flac files.

Thx to Robert Buchholz for finding that issue.

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 libsndfile, libsndfile-debuginfo and / or libsndfile-devel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 27762

File Name: fedora_2007-2236.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/06

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:libsndfile, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:libsndfile-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:libsndfile-devel, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:7

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/09/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-4974

BID: 25758

FEDORA: 2007-2236

CWE: 119