libsndfile: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201811-23

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in libsndfile, the worst of which might allow remote attackers to cause a Denial of Service condition.

Affected Packages

media-libs/libsndfile on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.0.28-r4
Unaffected versions >= 1.0.28-r4

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, by enticing a user to open a specially crafted file, could cause a Denial of Service condition or have other unspecified impacts.

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-r4"
 

References

Release Date
November 30, 2018

Latest Revision
November 30, 2018: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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