USN-4079-2: SoX vulnerabilities

1 August 2019

sox vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 19.04
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS


SoX could be made to crash if it received a specially crafted MP3 file.

Software Description

  • sox - Swiss army knife of sound processing


USN-4079-1 fixed vulnerabilities in SoX. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Ubuntu 19.04.

Original advisory details:

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)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 19.04
libsox3 - 14.4.2-3ubuntu0.19.04.1
sox - 14.4.2-3ubuntu0.19.04.1
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
libsox3 - 14.4.2-3ubuntu0.18.04.1
sox - 14.4.2-3ubuntu0.18.04.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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