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[ GLSA 200812-05 ] libsamplerate: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
From: Robert Buchholz <rbu () gentoo org>
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2008 18:40:19 +0100

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

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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
=================

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package                   /  Vulnerable  /             Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  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 ">=media-libs/libsamplerate-0.1.4"

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
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Copyright 2008 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/2.5

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