Secunia Research: libsndfile "aiff_read_chanmap()" Information Disclosure Vulnerability

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                    Secunia Research 2017/06/09
                                            
libsndfile "aiff_read_chanmap()" Information Disclosure Vulnerability

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Table of Contents

Affected Software....................................................1
Severity.............................................................2
Description of Vulnerability.........................................3
Solution.............................................................4
Time Table...........................................................5
Credits..............................................................6
References...........................................................7
About Flexera Software...............................................8
Verification.........................................................9

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1) Affected Software

* libsndfile version 1.0.28. Other versions may also be affected.

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2) Severity

Rating: Moderately critical
Impact: Exposure of sensitive information
Where:  From remote

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3) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in libsndfile, which
can be exploited by malicious people to disclose potentially sensitive
information.

The vulnerability is caused due to an error in the
"aiff_read_chanmap()" function (src/aiff.c), which can be exploited to
cause an out-of-bounds read memory access via a specially crafted AIFF
file.

The vulnerability is confirmed in version 1.0.28. Other versions may
also be affected.

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4) Solution

Fixed in the source code repository.
https://github.com/erikd/libsndfile/commit/f833c53cb596e9e1792949f762e0b33661822748

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5) Time Table

2017/05/23 - Maintainer contacted with the vulnerability details.
2017/05/23 - Maintainer confirmed the vulnerability.
2017/05/24 - Maintainer released a fix.
2017/06/12 - Release of Secunia Advisory SA76717.
2017/06/12 - Public disclosure of Secunia Research Advisory.

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6) Credits

Discovered by Laurent Delosieres, Secunia Research at Flexera Software

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7) References

The Flexera Software CNA has assigned the CVE-2017-6892 identifier
for the vulnerabilities through the Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures (CVE) project.

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8) About Flexera Software

Flexera Software helps application producers and enterprises increase
application usage and the value they derive from their software.

http://www.flexerasoftware.com/enterprise/company/about/

Flexera Software  delivers  market-leading  Software  Vulnerability
Management solutions enabling enterprises to proactively identify and
remediate software vulnerabilities, effectively reducing the risk of
costly security breaches.

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several ways.  We have always believed that reliable vulnerability
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who care about their online privacy and security, can stay secure.
Only a few vendors address vulnerabilities in a proper way and help
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individuals or businesses) are otherwise left largely alone,  and
that is why back in 2002, Secunia Research started investigating,
coordinating  disclosure  and  verifying software vulnerabilities.
In  2016,  Secunia Research  became  a  part  of  Flexera Software
and today our in-house software vulnerability research remains the
core  of  the  Software  Vulnerability  Management  products  at
Flexera Software.

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9) Verification

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website:
https://secuniaresearch.flexerasoftware.com/secunia_research/2017-13/

Complete list of vulnerability reports published by Secunia Research:
https://secuniaresearch.flexerasoftware.com/secunia_research/

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