A buffer overflow vulnerability in libsndfile might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.
|Package||media-libs/libsndfile on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 1.0.19|
|Unaffected versions||>= 1.0.19|
libsndfile is a C library for reading and writing files containing sampled sound.
Alin Rad Pop from Secunia Research reported an integer overflow when processing CAF description chunks, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow.
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All libsndfile users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/libsndfile-1.0.19"
April 17, 2009
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