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<title>SoX: Multiple buffer overflows</title>
<synopsis>
SoX contains two buffer overflow vulnerabilities in the WAV header parser
code.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">SoX</product>
<announced>July 30, 2004</announced>
<revised>May 22, 2006: 02</revised>
<bug>58733</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="media-sound/sox" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">12.17.4-r2</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="le">12.17.4-r1</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
SoX is a command line utility that can convert various formats of
computer audio files in to other formats.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
Ulf Harnhammar discovered two buffer overflows in the sox and play
commands when handling WAV files with specially crafted header fields.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
By enticing a user to play or convert a specially crafted WAV file an
attacker could execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user
running SoX.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to
upgrade to the latest available version of SoX.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All SoX users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv &quot;&gt;=media-sound/sox-12.17.4-r2&quot;
# emerge &quot;&gt;=media-sound/sox-12.17.4-r2&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/fulldisclosure/2004-07/1141.html">Full Disclosure Announcement</uri>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-0557">CVE-2004-0557</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="submitter">
jaervosz
</metadata>
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