libsndfile: Arbitrary code execution — GLSA 201312-14

An integer overflow in libsndfile might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service condition.

Affected Packages

media-libs/libsndfile on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.0.25
Unaffected versions >= 1.0.25

Background

Libsndfile is a C library for reading and writing files containing sampled sound through one standard library interface.

Description

An integer overflow flaw has been discovered in Libsndfile.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted PAF file using libsndfile, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, or a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All libsndfile users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/libsndfile-1.0.25"
 

Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying some of these packages.

NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are available since September 12, 2011. It is likely that your system is already no longer affected by this issue.

References

Release Date
December 17, 2013

Latest Revision
December 17, 2013: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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