Csound up to 5.17 util/lpci_main.c main memory corruption

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A vulnerability classified as very critical has been found in Csound. This affects the function main of the file util/lpci_main.c. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as 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. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Stack-based buffer overflow in the main function in util/lpci_main.c in Csound before 5.17.2, when converting a file, allows user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted file.

The weakness was presented 02/04/2014 with Secunia Research as Bug 810810 as not defined bug report (Bugzilla). It is possible to read the advisory at bugzilla.redhat.com. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2012-2108 since 04/04/2012. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Technical details of the vulnerability are known, but there is no available exploit. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 02/01/2022).

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 58990 (Csound util/lpci_main.c main() Function Multiple Buffer Overflows), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows.

Upgrading to version 5.14.2 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (74649) and Tenable (58990). See 66302 for similar entry.



CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


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VulDB Meta Temp Score: 9.5

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

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 58990
Nessus Name: Csound util/lpci_main.c main() Function Multiple Buffer Overflows
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Csound 5.14.2
Patch: 61d1df45ca9a52bab62892a3c3a13c41e6384505


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Advisory: Bug 810810
Organization: Secunia Research
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2012-2108 (🔍)
X-Force: 74649
Vulnerability Center: 44466 - Csound before 5.17.2 Remote Code Execution due to the util/pci_main.c Script Improper Bounds Check, Critical
SecurityFocus: 52876 - Csound 'main()' Stack Based Buffer Overflow And Integer-overflow Vulnerabilities
Secunia: 48719 - Csound pv_import Integer Overflow Vulnerability, Moderately Critical
OSVDB: 81015

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Created: 03/24/2015 03:54 PM
Updated: 02/01/2022 09:28 AM
Changes: 03/24/2015 03:54 PM (61), 09/14/2017 09:32 AM (12), 02/01/2022 09:23 AM (3), 02/01/2022 09:28 AM (1)
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