GLSA-201612-30 : SoX: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
High Nessus Plugin ID 95698
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll SoX users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-sound/sox-14.4.2'