USN-3306-1: libsndfile vulnerabilities

1 June 2017

libsndfile vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 17.04
  • Ubuntu 16.10
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


Several security issues were fixed in libsndfile.

Software Description

  • libsndfile - Library for reading/writing audio files


Agostino Sarubbo and Jakub Jirasek discovered that libsndfile incorrectly handled certain malformed files. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause libsndfile to crash, resulting in 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 17.04
libsndfile1 - 1.0.27-1ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 16.10
libsndfile1 - 1.0.25-10ubuntu0.16.10.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
libsndfile1 - 1.0.25-10ubuntu0.16.04.1
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
libsndfile1 - 1.0.25-7ubuntu2.2

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make all the necessary changes.