Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libsndfile (MDVSA-2011:119)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 55683


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


A vulnerability was discovered and corrected in libsndfile :

An integer overflow flaw, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow, was found in the way the libsndfile library processed certain Ensoniq PARIS Audio Format (PAF) audio files. An attacker could create a specially crafted PAF file that, when opened, could cause an application using libsndfile to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application (CVE-2011-2696).

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The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 55683

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2011-119.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Published: 2011/07/26

Modified: 2014/08/16

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: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:2009.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2011/07/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2696

MDVSA: 2011:119