DescriptionAn out-of-bounds read flaw was found in libsndfile's FLAC codec functionality. An attacker who is able to submit a specially crafted file (via tricking a user to open or otherwise) to an application linked with libsndfile and using the FLAC codec, could trigger an out-of-bounds read that would most likely cause a crash but could potentially leak memory information that could be used in further exploitation of other flaws.
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Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
libsndfile (PTS)stretch1.0.27-3vulnerable
stretch (security)1.0.27-3+deb9u3fixed
buster, buster (security)1.0.28-6+deb10u1vulnerable
bookworm, sid, bullseye1.0.31-2vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[bullseye] - libsndfile <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[buster] - libsndfile <no-dsa> (Minor issue) (1.1.0beta1)

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