USN-3241-1: audiofile vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3241-1

22nd March, 2017

audiofile vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


audiofile could be made to crash or run programs if it opened a specially crafted file.

Software description

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


Agostino Sarubbo discovered that audiofile incorrectly handled certain
malformed audio files. If a user or automated system were tricked into
processing a specially crafted audio file, a remote attacker could cause
applications linked against audiofile to crash, leading to a denial of
service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
libaudiofile1 0.3.6-2ubuntu0.14.04.2
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
libaudiofile1 0.3.3-2ubuntu0.3

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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


CVE-2017-6827, CVE-2017-6828, CVE-2017-6829, CVE-2017-6830, CVE-2017-6831, CVE-2017-6832, CVE-2017-6833, CVE-2017-6834, CVE-2017-6835, CVE-2017-6836, CVE-2017-6837, CVE-2017-6838, CVE-2017-6839