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CVE-2009-4835 Detail

Description

The (1) htk_read_header, (2) alaw_init, (3) ulaw_init, (4) pcm_init, (5) float32_init, and (6) sds_read_header functions in libsndfile 1.0.20 allow context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (divide-by-zero error and application crash) via a crafted audio file.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  05/06/2010

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-4835
Original release date:
05/06/2010
Last revised:
05/11/2010
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
4.3 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
2.9
Exploitability Subscore:
8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity:
Medium
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (05/06/2010)

Red Hat does not consider this issue to be a security flaw. The libsndfile library is not used outside of client applications, where crashes are not considered to be security flaws.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=530831 External Source CONFIRM http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=530831
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/35126 External Source BID 35126
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/1446 Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2009-1446

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:mega-nerd:libsndfile:1.0.20:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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