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SoX: Multiple buffer overflows GLSA 200407-23



[ GLSA 200407-23 ] SoX: Multiple buffer overflows

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

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     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.ht ml

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
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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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