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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2009-0186

Original release date: 03/04/2009
Last revised: 04/27/2010


Integer overflow in libsndfile 1.0.18, as used in Winamp and other products, allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via crafted description chunks in a CAF audio file, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 HIGH
Impact Subscore: 10.0
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: Provides administrator access, Allows complete confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-0585
Type: Advisory
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20090303 Secunia Research: Winamp CAF Processing Integer Overflow Vulnerability
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1742
External Source: XF
Name: libsndfile-caf-bo(49038)
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-749-1
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.mega-nerd.com/libsndfile/NEWS
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200904-16
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1021784
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20090303 Secunia Research: libsndfile CAF Processing Integer Overflow Vulnerability
External Source: BID
Name: 33963
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-0584
Type: Advisory
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2009:008

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