GLSA 200407-23: SoX: Multiple buffer overflows
Posted on: 07/30/2004 03:18 PM

A SoX update is available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200407-23
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: SoX: Multiple buffer overflows
Date: July 30, 2004
Bugs: #58733
ID: 200407-23

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Synopsis
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SoX contains two buffer overflow vulnerabilities in the WAV header parser code.

Background
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SoX is a command line utility that can convert various formats of computer audio files in to other formats.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-sound/sox <= 12.17.4-r1 >= 12.17.4-r2

Description
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Ulf Harnhammar discovered two buffer overflows in the sox and play commands when handling WAV files with specially crafted header fields.

Impact
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By enticing a user to play or convert a specially crafted WAV file an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running SoX.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to upgrade to the latest available version of SoX.

Resolution
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All SoX users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge sync

# emerge -pv ">=media-sound/sox-12.17.4-r2"
# emerge ">=media-sound/sox-12.17.4-r2"

References
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[ 1 ] Full Disclosure Announcement

http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/fulldisclosure/2004-07/1141.html

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200407-23.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2004 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0


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