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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2004:409

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2004:409.

SoX (Sound eXchange) is a sound file format converter. SoX can convert
between many different digitized sound formats and perform simple sound
manipulation functions, including sound effects.

Buffer overflows existed in the parsing of WAV file header fields. It was
possible that a malicious WAV file could have caused arbitrary code to be
executed when the file was played or converted. The Common Vulnerabilities
and Exposures project ( has assigned the name CVE-2004-0557
to these issues.

All users of sox should upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve
these issues as well as fix a number of minor bugs.

Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

Risk factor : Critical

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: BugTraq ID: 10819
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2004-0557
Conectiva Linux advisory: CLA-2004:855
Debian Security Information: DSA-565 (Google Search)
XForce ISS Database: sox-wav-bo(16827)
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