Sound eXchange 14.4.2 ima_rw.c ImaExpandS Audio File memory corruption

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A vulnerability classified as critical was found in Sound eXchange 14.4.2. Affected by this vulnerability is the function ImaExpandS of the file ima_rw.c. The manipulation as part of a Audio File leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-119. The software performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 10/13/2017. The weakness was published 10/16/2017 (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2017-15370 since 10/15/2017. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. Technical details of the vulnerability are known, but there is no available exploit.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 3 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 104939 (Debian DLA-1197-1 : sox security update), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Debian Local Security Checks and running in the context local. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 176684 (Debian Security Update for sox (DLA 1695-1)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 2 months after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (104939). Similar entries are available at 107876, 107877, 108286 and 113428.



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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Nessus ID: 104939
Nessus Name: Debian DLA-1197-1 : sox security update
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OpenVAS ID: 867203
OpenVAS Name: Fedora Update for sox FEDORA-2018-b26768593c
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10/13/2017 🔍
10/15/2017 +2 days 🔍
10/16/2017 +1 days 🔍
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11/30/2017 +45 days 🔍
12/01/2017 +1 days 🔍
01/03/2023 +1859 days 🔍


Advisory: DLA 1197-1
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2017-15370 (🔍)
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Created: 10/16/2017 10:45 AM
Updated: 01/03/2023 03:34 PM
Changes: 10/16/2017 10:45 AM (69), 11/24/2019 07:39 PM (7), 01/03/2023 03:34 PM (4)
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