openSUSE Security Update : audiofile (audiofile-457)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 39918


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


A heap-overflow in libaudiofile was fixed. The overflow existsed in the WAV processing code and can be exploited to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2008-5824)


Update the affected audiofile packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 39918

File Name: suse_11_0_audiofile-090121.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/07/21

Modified: 2014/06/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:audiofile, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:audiofile-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:audiofile-devel, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/01/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5824

CWE: 119