54653 : libsndfile CAF File Description Chunk Processing Overflow
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libsndfile contains an integer overflow condition in the handling of Core Audio Format (CAF) media files. The issue is due to the library not validating user-supplied input. With a specially crafted CAF file containing malformed description chunks, a context-dependent attacker can cause a heap-based buffer overflow, resulting in a denial of service or potentially execution of arbitrary code.


Location: Context Dependent
Attack Type: Input Manipulation
Impact: Loss of Integrity
Solution: Upgrade
Exploit: Exploit Unknown
Disclosure: Vendor Verified


It has been reported that this issue has been fixed. Upgrade to version 1.0.19, or higher, to address this vulnerability.


Erik de Castro Lopo



CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 9.3
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2009-03-05 | Disagree?

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