libsndfile -- integer overflow

2009-03-16T00:00:00
ID DSA-1742
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2009-03-16T00:00:00

Description

Alan Rad Pop discovered that libsndfile, a library to read and write sampled audio data, is prone to an integer overflow. This causes a heap-based buffer overflow when processing crafted CAF description chunks possibly leading to arbitrary code execution.

For the oldstable distribution (etch) this problem has been fixed in version 1.0.16-2+etch1.

For the stable distribution (lenny) this problem has been fixed in version 1.0.17-4+lenny1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 1.0.19-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your libsndfile packages.