USN-4079-1: SoX vulnerabilities
30 July 2019
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
SoX could be made to crash if it received a specially crafted MP3 file.
- sox - Swiss army knife of sound processing
It was discovered that SoX incorrectly handled certain MP3 files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2019-8354, CVE-2019-8355, CVE-2019-8356, CVE-2019-8357)
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
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.