USN-3241-1: audiofile vulnerabilities

22 March 2017

audiofile vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


audiofile could be made to crash or run programs if it opened a specially crafted file.

Software Description

  • audiofile - Open-source version of the SGI audiofile library


Agostino Sarubbo discovered that audiofile incorrectly handled certain malformed audio files. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted audio file, a remote attacker could cause applications linked against audiofile to crash, leading to a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
libaudiofile1 - 0.3.6-2ubuntu0.14.04.2
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
libaudiofile1 - 0.3.3-2ubuntu0.3

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.