USN-3241-1: audiofile vulnerabilities
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3241-1
22nd March, 2017
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.
- 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.
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: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.