Bug 1545866 (CVE-2017-18189) - CVE-2017-18189 sox: NULL pointer dereference in startread function in xa.c
Summary: CVE-2017-18189 sox: NULL pointer dereference in startread function in xa.c
Status: NEW
Alias: CVE-2017-18189
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Whiteboard: impact=low,public=20180215,reported=2...
Keywords: Security
Depends On: 1545867 1553590 1553591
Blocks: 1545871
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2018-02-15 17:57 UTC by Pedro Sampaio
Modified: 2019-05-01 21:55 UTC (History)
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A NULL pointer dereference flaw found in the way SoX handled processing of AIFF files. An attacker could potentially use this flaw to crash the SoX application by tricking it into processing crafted AIFF files.
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Description Pedro Sampaio 2018-02-15 17:57:24 UTC
In the startread function in xa.c in Sound eXchange (SoX) through 14.4.2, a corrupt header specifying zero channels triggers a NULL pointer dereference, which may allow an attacker to cause denial-of-service via a specially crafted file.

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Comment 1 Pedro Sampaio 2018-02-15 17:57:53 UTC
Created sox tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1545867]

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