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SoX buffer overflows when handling .WAV files


Ulf Härnhammar discovered a pair of buffer overflows in the WAV file handling code of SoX. If an attacker can cause her victim to process a specially-crafted WAV file with SoX (e.g. through social engineering or through some other program that relies on SoX), arbitrary code can be executed with the privileges of the victim.



portaudit: SoX buffer overflows when handling .WAV files

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