Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libsndfile (MDVSA-2010:150)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 48336


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


A vulnerability has been discovered and corrected in libsndfile :

The (1) htk_read_header, (2) alaw_init, (3) ulaw_init, (4) pcm_init, (5) float32_init, and (6) sds_read_header functions in libsndfile 1.0.20 allow context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (divide-by-zero error and application crash) via a crafted audio file (CVE-2009-4835).

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The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 48336

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2010-150.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/08/16

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64sndfile-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64sndfile-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64sndfile1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libsndfile-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libsndfile-progs, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libsndfile-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libsndfile1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/08/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-4835

BID: 35126

MDVSA: 2010:150