GLSA-201612-03 : libsndfile: Multiple vulnerabilities

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 95518


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201612-03 (libsndfile: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in libsndfile. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted file, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, or cause a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All libsndfile users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/libsndfile-1.0.26'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 95518

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201612-03.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/12/05

Modified: 2016/12/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:libsndfile, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2016/12/03

Reference Information

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

GLSA: 201612-03