Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : snack (MDVSA-2013:126)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 66138


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


Updated snack packages fix security vulnerability :

Two vulnerabilities have been discovered in Snack Sound Toolkit, which are caused due to missing boundary checks in the GetWavHeader() function (generic/jkSoundFile.c) when parsing either format sub-chunks or unknown sub-chunks. This can be exploited to cause a heap-based buffer overflow via specially crafted WAV files with overly large chunk sizes specified (CVE-2012-6303).


Update the affected python-snack and / or tcl-snack packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 66138

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2013-126.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/04/20

Modified: 2016/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:python-snack, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tcl-snack, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/04/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-6303

BID: 54419

MDVSA: 2013:126

MGASA: 2013-0017