GLSA-201312-14 : libsndfile: Arbitrary code execution
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 71507
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201312-14 (libsndfile: Arbitrary code execution)
An integer overflow flaw has been discovered in Libsndfile.
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted PAF file using libsndfile, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, or a Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll libsndfile users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/libsndfile-1.0.25' Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying some of these packages.
NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are available since September 12, 2011. It is likely that your system is already no longer affected by this issue.