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1174792: CVE-2014-8145 sox: two heap out-of-bounds access issues (oCERT-2014-010)
It was discovered that SoX did not correctly process NIST Sphere and WAV audio files. By tricking a victim into processing a specially crafted NIST Sphere or WAV audio file, a remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running SoX.

Find out more about CVE-2014-8145 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue affects the versions of sox as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, and 7. Red Hat Product Security has rated this issue as having Moderate security impact. A future update may address this issue. For additional information, refer to the Issue Severity Classification:

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 6.8
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 sox Fix deferred
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 sox Fix deferred
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 sox Fix deferred


Red Hat would like to thank oCERT for reporting these issues. oCERT acknowledges Michele Spagnuolo of the Google Security Team as the original reporter.

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