FreeBSD : libsndfile -- PAF file processing integer overflow (b9f3ffa3-dd6c-11e0-b7fc-000a5e1e33c6)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 56169


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


Secunia reports :

Hossein Lotfi has discovered a vulnerability in libsndfile, which can be exploited by malicious people to potentially compromise an application using the library. The vulnerability is caused due to an integer overflow error in the 'paf24_init()' function (src/paf.c) when processing Paris Audio (PAF) files. This can be exploited to cause a heap-based buffer overflow via a specially crafted file. Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code. The vulnerability is confirmed in version 1.0.24. Other versions may also be affected.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 56169

File Name: freebsd_pkg_b9f3ffa3dd6c11e0b7fc000a5e1e33c6.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2011/09/13

Modified: 2013/06/22

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:freebsd:freebsd:libsndfile, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Patch Publication Date: 2011/09/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/07/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2696

Secunia: 45125