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[ GLSA 200407-23 ] SoX: Multiple buffer overflows
From: Thierry Carrez <koon () gentoo org>
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2004 16:59:35 +0200

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200407-23
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: SoX: Multiple buffer overflows
      Date: July 30, 2004
      Bugs: #58733
        ID: 200407-23

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Synopsis
========

SoX contains two buffer overflow vulnerabilities in the WAV header
parser code.

Background
==========

SoX is a command line utility that can convert various formats of
computer audio files in to other formats.

Affected packages
=================

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package          /    Vulnerable    /                  Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  media-sound/sox      <= 12.17.4-r1                  >= 12.17.4-r2

Description
===========

Ulf Harnhammar discovered two buffer overflows in the sox and play
commands when handling WAV files with specially crafted header fields.

Impact
======

By enticing a user to play or convert a specially crafted WAV file an
attacker could execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user
running SoX.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to
upgrade to the latest available version of SoX.

Resolution
==========

All SoX users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge sync

    # emerge -pv ">=media-sound/sox-12.17.4-r2"
    # emerge ">=media-sound/sox-12.17.4-r2"

References
==========

  [ 1 ] Full Disclosure Announcement

http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/fulldisclosure/2004-07/1141.html

Availability
============

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

    http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200407-23.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 2004 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0

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