USN-3578-1: WavPack vulnerabilities

22 February 2018

wavpack vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 17.10

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in WavPack.

Software Description

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

Details

It was discovered that WavPack incorrectly handled certain DSDIFF files. An attacker could possibly use this to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service. (CVE-2018-7253)

It was discovered that WavPack incorrectly handled certain CAF files. An attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2018-7254)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.10
libwavpack1 - 5.1.0-2ubuntu0.2
wavpack - 5.1.0-2ubuntu0.2

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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