libsndfile: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201707-04

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in libsndfile, the worst of which might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

media-libs/libsndfile on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.0.28
Unaffected versions >= 1.0.28

Background

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

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in libsndfile. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted file, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, or cause 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-1.0.28"
 

References

Release Date
July 08, 2017

Latest Revision
August 06, 2017: 2

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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