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USN-2787-1: audiofile vulnerability

28 October 2015

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



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


Fabrizio Gennari discovered that audiofile incorrectly handled changing
both the sample format and the number of channels. If a user or automated
system were tricked into processing a specially crafted file, audiofile
could be made 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 versions:

Ubuntu 15.10
Ubuntu 15.04
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

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