GLSA 200710-04 libsndfile: Buffer overflow
Posted on: 10/07/2007 11:40 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - libsndfile: Buffer overflow. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200710-04
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: libsndfile: Buffer overflow
Date: October 07, 2007
Bugs: #192834
ID: 200710-04

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Synopsis
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A buffer overflow vulnerability has been discovered in libsndfile.

Background
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libsndfile is a library for reading and writing various formats of
audio files including WAV and FLAC.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-libs/libsndfile lt; 1.0.17-r1 gt;= 1.0.17-r1

Description
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Robert Buchholz of the Gentoo Security team discovered that the
flac_buffer_copy() function does not correctly handle FLAC streams with
variable block sizes which leads to a heap-based buffer overflow
(CVE-2007-4974).

Impact
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A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by enticing a user
to open a specially crafted FLAC file or network stream with an
application using libsndfile. This might lead to the execution of
arbitrary code with privileges of the user playing the file.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All libsndfile users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=media-libs/libsndfile-1.0.17-r1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-4974
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-4974

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-200710-04.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 2007 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/2.5



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