audiofile 0.3.6 MSADPCM.cpp memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in audiofile 0.3.6. It has been rated as critical. Affected by this issue is some unknown functionality of the file MSADPCM.cpp. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-119. The product 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. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 03/20/2017. The weakness was shared 03/20/2017 by Agostino Sarubbo with Gentoo (oss-sec). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2017-6832 since 03/12/2017. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 97921 (Debian DLA-867-1 : audiofile 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 l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 196737 (Ubuntu Security Notification for Audiofile Vulnerabilities (USN-3241-1)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 3 days after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (97921). The entries 98172, 98321, 98322 and 98323 are related to this item.




CPE 2.3info

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VulDB Base Score: 7.3
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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 97921
Nessus Name: Debian DLA-867-1 : audiofile security update
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OpenVAS ID: 703814
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 3814-1 (audiofile - security update)
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03/12/2017 🔍
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Advisory: 36
Researcher: Agostino Sarubbo
Organization: Gentoo
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2017-6832 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 97589 - audiofile CVE-2017-6832 Heap Based Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
OSVDB: - CVE-2017-6832 - audiofile - Buffer Overflow Issue

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Created: 03/21/2017 07:55 AM
Updated: 11/14/2022 09:31 AM
Changes: 03/21/2017 07:55 AM (73), 09/10/2020 04:13 PM (8), 11/14/2022 09:31 AM (4)
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