USN-3568-1: WavPack vulnerabilities

12 February 2018

wavpack vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 17.10
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary

WavPack could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted file.

Software Description

  • wavpack - audio codec (lossy and lossless) - encoder and decoder

Details

Hanno Böck discovered that WavPack incorrectly handled certain WV files. An attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2016-10169)

Joonun Jang discovered that WavPack incorrectly handled certain RF64 files. An attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 17.10. (CVE-2018-6767)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.10
libwavpack1 - 5.1.0-2ubuntu0.1
wavpack - 5.1.0-2ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
libwavpack1 - 4.75.2-2ubuntu0.1
wavpack - 4.75.2-2ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
libwavpack1 - 4.70.0-1ubuntu0.1
wavpack - 4.70.0-1ubuntu0.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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

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