FreeBSD : SoX buffer overflows when handling .WAV files (3e4ffe76-e0d4-11d8-9b0a-000347a4fa7d)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 36863


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


Ulf Harnhammar discovered a pair of buffer overflows in the WAV file handling code of SoX. If an attacker can cause her victim to process a specially crafted WAV file with SoX (e.g. through social engineering or through some other program that relies on SoX), arbitrary code can be executed with the privileges of the victim.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 36863

File Name: freebsd_pkg_3e4ffe76e0d411d89b0a000347a4fa7d.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2016/05/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:sox, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2004/08/26

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/07/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0557

OSVDB: 8267

Secunia: 12175