GLSA-201612-30 : SoX: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

High Nessus Plugin ID 95698


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201612-30 (SoX: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

A heap-based buffer overflow can be triggered when processing a malicious NIST Sphere or WAV audio file.
Impact :

A remote attacker could coerce the victim to run SoX against their malicious file. This may be leveraged by an attacker to gain control of program execution with the privileges of the user.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All SoX users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-sound/sox-14.4.2'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 95698

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201612-30.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/12/12

Modified: 2016/12/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/12/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8145

GLSA: 201612-30