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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.870621
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.
Description:Summary:
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
files.

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)

Solution:
Please Install the Updated Packages.

CVSS Score:
6.8

CVSS Vector:
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2011-2696
BugTraq ID: 48644
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/48644
Debian Security Information: DSA-2288 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2011/dsa-2288
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2011-July/062955.html
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2011:119
http://www.securelist.com/en/advisories/45125
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/07/14/1
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/07/14/2
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/07/14/3
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/07/14/4
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/07/15/1
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/07/15/3
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/07/15/4
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/07/18/1
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2011-1084.html
http://secunia.com/advisories/45125
http://secunia.com/advisories/45351
http://secunia.com/advisories/45384
http://secunia.com/advisories/45388
http://secunia.com/advisories/45433
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2011:0855 (Google Search)
https://hermes.opensuse.org/messages/10387521
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1174-1
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