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
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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Depends On: 1545867 1553590 1553591
Blocks: 1545871
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2018-02-15 17:57 UTC by Pedro Sampaio
Modified: 2019-09-29 14:32 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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Last Closed: 2019-08-06 19:18:24 UTC

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System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2019:2283 None None None 2019-08-06 12:36:25 UTC

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]

Comment 5 errata-xmlrpc 2019-08-06 12:36:24 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Via RHSA-2019:2283 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2019:2283

Comment 6 Product Security DevOps Team 2019-08-06 19:18:24 UTC
This bug is now closed. Further updates for individual products will be reflected on the CVE page(s):


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