USN-4062-1: WavPack vulnerabilities

16 July 2019

wavpack vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 19.04
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS


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

Software Description

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


Rohan Padhye discovered that WavPack incorrectly handled certain WAV files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2019-1010315, CVE-2019-1010317, CVE-2019-1010318, CVE-2019-1010319)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 19.04
libwavpack1 - 5.1.0-5ubuntu0.2
wavpack - 5.1.0-5ubuntu0.2
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
libwavpack1 - 5.1.0-2ubuntu1.4
wavpack - 5.1.0-2ubuntu1.4

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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