GLSA 200904-16 libsndfile: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Posted on: 04/17/2009 08:10 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - libsndfile: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200904-16
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: libsndfile: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Date: April 17, 2009
Bugs: #261173
ID: 200904-16

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Synopsis
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A buffer overflow vulnerability in libsndfile might allow remote
attackers to execute arbitrary code.

Background
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libsndfile is a C library for reading and writing files containing
sampled sound.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-libs/libsndfile lt; 1.0.19 gt;= 1.0.19

Description
===========

Alin Rad Pop from Secunia Research reported an integer overflow when
processing CAF description chunks, leading to a heap-based buffer
overflow.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted CAF
file, resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running the application.

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-1.0.19"=


References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2009-0186
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0186

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-200904-16.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 2009 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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