Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.04 / 15.10 : libsndfile vulnerabilities (USN-2832-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 87239

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

It was discovered that libsndfile incorrectly handled memory when parsing malformed files. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause libsndfile to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
(CVE-2014-9496)

Joshua Rogers discovered that libsndfile incorrectly handled division when parsing malformed files. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause libsndfile to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2014-9756)

Marco Romano discovered that libsndfile incorrectly handled certain malformed AIFF files. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause libsndfile to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-7805).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Update the affected libsndfile1 package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2832-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 87239

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2832-1.nasl

Version: 2.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/12/08

Updated: 2020/09/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libsndfile1, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/12/07

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/01/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9496, CVE-2014-9756, CVE-2015-7805

USN: 2832-1