USN-2426-1: FLAC vulnerabilities

27 November 2014

FLAC could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.



  • flac - Free Lossless Audio Codec


Michele Spagnuolo discovered that FLAC incorrectly handled certain
malformed audio files. An attacker could use this issue to cause FLAC to
crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.10
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 10.04

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