Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1049-1 libsndfile -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
07 Aug 2017
Affected Packages:
libsndfile
Vulnerable:
Yes
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-12562.
More information:

It was discovered that there was a heap buffer overflow attack in libsndfile, a library for reading/writing audio files. An attacker could cause a remote denial of service attack by tricking the function into outputting a large amount of data.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, this issue has been fixed in libsndfile version 1.0.25-9.1+deb7u4.

We recommend that you upgrade your libsndfile packages.