USN-525-1: libsndfile vulnerability

4 October 2007

libsndfile vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 7.04
  • Ubuntu 6.10
  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

Software Description

  • libsndfile


Robert Buchholz discovered that libsndfile did not correctly validate the size of its memory buffers. If a user were tricked into playing a specially crafted FLAC file, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with user privileges.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 7.04
libsndfile1 - 1.0.16-1ubuntu0.7.04.1
Ubuntu 6.10
libsndfile1 - 1.0.16-1ubuntu0.6.10.1
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
libsndfile1 - 1.0.12-3ubuntu1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

After a standard system upgrade you need to restart your session to effect the necessary changes.