GLSA-200904-16 : libsndfile: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

High Nessus Plugin ID 36195


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200904-16 (libsndfile: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

Alin Rad Pop from Secunia Research reported an integer overflow when processing CAF description chunks, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted CAF file, resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All libsndfile users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/libsndfile-1.0.19'

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 36195

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200904-16.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/21

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/04/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0186

BID: 33963

OSVDB: 54653

GLSA: 200904-16

CWE: 189