GLSA-200812-05 : libsamplerate: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

High Nessus Plugin ID 35022


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200812-05 (libsamplerate: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

Russell O'Connor reported a buffer overflow in src/src_sinc.c related to low conversion ratios.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user or automated system to process a specially crafted audio file possibly leading to the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All libsamplerate users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/libsamplerate-0.1.4'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 35022

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200812-05.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/12/03

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:libsamplerate, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2008/12/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5008

GLSA: 200812-05

CWE: 119