[ GLSA 200812-05 ] libsamplerate: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

2008-12-03T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:20942
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2008-12-03T00:00:00

Description


Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200812-05


                                        http://security.gentoo.org/

Severity: Normal Title: libsamplerate: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code Date: December 02, 2008 Bugs: #237037 ID: 200812-05


Synopsis

A buffer overflow vulnerability in libsamplerate might lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

Background

Secret Rabbit Code (aka libsamplerate) is a Sample Rate Converter for audio.

Affected packages

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 Package                   /  Vulnerable  /             Unaffected
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1 media-libs/libsamplerate < 0.1.4 >= 0.1.4

Description

Russell O'Connor reported a buffer overflow in src/src_sinc.c related to low conversion ratios.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user or automated system to process a specially crafted audio file possibly leading to the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All libsamplerate users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot -v &quot;&gt;=media-libs/libsamplerate-0.1.4&quot;

References

[ 1 ] CVE-2008-5008 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5008

Availability

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200812-05.xml

Concerns?

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License

Copyright 2008 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

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