Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libsndfile (MDVSA-2011:119)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 55683
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.