Debian Security Advisory

DSA-4947-1 libsndfile -- security update

Date Reported:
30 Jul 2021
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 991496.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2021-3246.
More information:

Andrea Fioraldi discovered a buffer overflow in libsndfile, a library for reading/writing audio files, which could result in denial of service or potentially the execution of arbitrary code when processing a malformed audio file.

For the stable distribution (buster), this problem has been fixed in version 1.0.28-6+deb10u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your libsndfile packages.

For the detailed security status of libsndfile please refer to its security tracker page at: