CVE-2017-17456

NameCVE-2017-17456
DescriptionThe function d2alaw_array() in alaw.c of libsndfile 1.0.29pre1 may lead to a remote DoS attack (SEGV on unknown address 0x000000000000), a different vulnerability than CVE-2017-14245.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-1618-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs884735

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
libsndfile (PTS)jessie1.0.25-9.1+deb8u1vulnerable
jessie (security)1.0.25-9.1+deb8u4fixed
stretch1.0.27-3vulnerable
buster, sid1.0.28-6fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
libsndfilesource(unstable)1.0.28-5low884735
libsndfilesourcejessie1.0.25-9.1+deb8u2mediumDLA-1618-1

Notes

[stretch] - libsndfile <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[wheezy] - libsndfile <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
https://github.com/erikd/libsndfile/issues/344
https://github.com/erikd/libsndfile/commit/8ddc442d539ca775d80cdbc7af17a718634a743f

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