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SoX 14.4.1 Heap Buffer Overflow

SoX 14.4.1 Heap Buffer Overflow
Posted Dec 22, 2014
Authored by Andrea Barisani, Open Source CERT

SoX versions 14.4.1 and below suffer from multiple heap-based buffer overflow vulnerabilities.

tags | advisory, overflow, vulnerability
advisories | CVE-2014-8145
SHA-256 | aeff85e5727326a30715ccc28a8c670697acdefdd8f05484570ea038725641a8

SoX 14.4.1 Heap Buffer Overflow

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#2014-010 SoX input sanitization errors

Description:

The SoX project is an open source tool for sound processing.

The sox command line tool is affected by two heap-based buffer overflows,
respectively located in functions start_read() and AdpcmReadBlock().

A specially crafted wav file can be used to trigger the vulnerabilities.

Affected version:

SoX <= 14.4.1

Fixed version:

SoX > 14.4.1

Credit: vulnerability report received from the Google Security Team.

CVE: CVE-2014-8145

Timeline:

2014-11-20: vulnerability report received
2014-12-02: contacted maintainer
2014-12-13: patch provided by maintainer
2014-12-14: reporter confirms patch
2014-12-15: contacted affected vendors
2014-12-18: assigned CVE
2014-12-22: advisory release

References:
http://sox.sourceforge.net

Permalink:
http://www.ocert.org/advisories/ocert-2014-010.html

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