Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libsndfile (MDVSA-2015:024)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 80561


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


Updated libsndfile packages fix security vulnerabilities :

libsndfile contains multiple buffer-overflow vulnerabilities in src/sd2.c because it fails to properly bounds-check user-supplied input, which may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (CVE-2014-9496).

libsndfile contains a divide-by-zero error in src/file_io.c which may allow an attacker to cause a denial of service.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 80561

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2015-024.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2015/01/16

Modified: 2015/01/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

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

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-progs, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/01/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9496

BID: 71796

MDVSA: 2015:024