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Debian Security Advisory DSA 3112-1 (sox - security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

7.5

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

7 years ago

Modified

Modified

8 months ago

Summary

Michele Spagnuolo of the Google Security Team discovered two heap-based buffer overflows in SoX, the Swiss Army knife of sound processing programs. A specially crafted wav file could cause an application using SoX to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code.

Affected Software

Affected Software

sox on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 14.4.0-3+deb7u1. For the upcoming stable distribution (jessie) and the unstable distribution (sid), these problems will be fixed soon. We recommend that you upgrade your sox packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)