USN-3800-1: audiofile vulnerabilities

24 October 2018

audiofile vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in audiofile.

Software Description

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

Details

It was discovered that audiofile incorrectly handled certain files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2018-13440)

It was discovered that audiofile incorrectly handled certain files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-17095)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
audiofile-tools - 0.3.6-2ubuntu0.14.04.3
libaudiofile1 - 0.3.6-2ubuntu0.14.04.3

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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