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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Update for libsndfile RHSA-2011:1084-01
Summary:The remote host is missing an update for the 'libsndfile'; package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.
The remote host is missing an update for the 'libsndfile'
package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Vulnerability Insight:
The libsndfile packages provide a library for reading and writing sound

An integer overflow flaw, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow, was
found in the way the libsndfile library processed certain Ensoniq PARIS
Audio Format (PAF) audio files. An attacker could create a
specially-crafted PAF file that, when opened, could cause an application
using libsndfile to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2011-2696)

Users of libsndfile are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to correct this issue. All running applications
using libsndfile must be restarted for the update to take effect.

Affected Software/OS:
libsndfile on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

Please Install the Updated Packages.

CVSS Score:

CVSS Vector:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2011-2696
BugTraq ID: 48644
Debian Security Information: DSA-2288 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2011:0855 (Google Search)
CopyrightCopyright (c) 2012 Greenbone Networks GmbH

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