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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 200812-5

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 200812-5
Posted Dec 2, 2008
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200812-05 - A buffer overflow vulnerability in libsamplerate might lead to the execution of arbitrary code. Russell O'Connor reported a buffer overflow in src/src_sinc.c related to low conversion ratios. Versions less than 0.1.4 are affected.

tags | advisory, overflow, arbitrary
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2008-5008
SHA-256 | 4ae5acec7c8e7f580629028dd59f977d145a81b028de76b8e7292392e5c931e2

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 200812-5

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Severity: Normal
Title: libsamplerate: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Date: December 02, 2008
Bugs: #237037
ID: 200812-05

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Synopsis
========

A buffer overflow vulnerability in libsamplerate might lead to the
execution of arbitrary code.

Background
==========

Secret Rabbit Code (aka libsamplerate) is a Sample Rate Converter for
audio.

Affected packages
=================

-------------------------------------------------------------------
Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
-------------------------------------------------------------------
1 media-libs/libsamplerate < 0.1.4 >= 0.1.4

Description
===========

Russell O'Connor reported a buffer overflow in src/src_sinc.c related
to low conversion ratios.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could entice a user or automated system to process a
specially crafted audio file possibly leading to the execution of
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All libsamplerate users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot -v ">=media-libs/libsamplerate-0.1.4"

References
==========

[ 1 ] CVE-2008-5008
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5008

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200812-05.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2008 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5
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