CVE-2017-18189

NameCVE-2017-18189
DescriptionIn the startread function in xa.c in Sound eXchange (SoX) through 14.4.2, a corrupt header specifying zero channels triggers an infinite loop with a resultant NULL pointer dereference, which may allow a remote attacker to cause a denial-of-service.
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-1197-1, DLA-1695-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs881121

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
sox (PTS)jessie14.4.1-5vulnerable
jessie (security)14.4.1-5+deb8u4fixed
stretch14.4.1-5+deb9u1vulnerable
buster, sid14.4.2+git20190427-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
soxsource(unstable)14.4.2-2medium881121
soxsourcejessie14.4.1-5+deb8u2mediumDLA-1695-1
soxsourcewheezy14.4.0-3+deb7u2mediumDLA-1197-1

Notes

[stretch] - sox <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
https://github.com/mansr/sox/commit/7a8ceb86212b28243bbb6d0de636f0dfbe833e53

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