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Published: 2 May 2017

LAME through 3.99.5 relies on the signed integer data type for values in a WAV or AIFF header, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (stack-based buffer overflow or heap-based buffer overflow) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted file, as demonstrated by mishandling of num_channels.

From the Ubuntu security team

It was discovered that LAME incorrectly handled certain audio files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service or possibly other unspecified impact.



CVSS 3 base score: 7.8


Package Release Status
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Not vulnerable
bionic Not vulnerable
cosmic Not vulnerable
disco Not vulnerable
eoan Not vulnerable
focal Not vulnerable
groovy Not vulnerable
hirsute Not vulnerable
impish Not vulnerable
jammy Not vulnerable
precise Does not exist
(precise was needs-triage)
trusty Needed

Released (3.99.5+repack1-7)
xenial Not vulnerable
yakkety Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
zesty Ignored
(reached end-of-life)