Multiple heap-based buffer overflow vulnerabilities in libsndfile might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.
|Package||media-libs/libsndfile on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 1.0.20|
|Unaffected versions||>= 1.0.20|
libsndfile is a C library for reading and writing files containing sampled sound.
The following vulnerabilities have been found in libsndfile:
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted AIFF or VOC file in a program using libsndfile, possibly resulting in the 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-1.0.20"
May 27, 2009
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