Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libsamplerate (MDVSA-2008:238)

High Nessus Plugin ID 36234


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


A buffer overflow was found by Russell O'Conner in the libsamplerate library versions prior to 0.1.4 that could possibly lead to the execution of arbitrary code via a specially crafted audio file (CVE-2008-5008).

The updated packages have been patched to prevent this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 36234

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-238.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2013/06/01

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:mandriva:linux:lib64samplerate-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64samplerate0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libsamplerate-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libsamplerate-progs, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libsamplerate0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/12/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5008

MDVSA: 2008:238

CWE: 119