USN-2832-1: libsndfile vulnerabilities

07 December 2015

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

Releases

Packages

  • libsndfile - Library for reading/writing audio files

Details

It was discovered that libsndfile incorrectly handled memory when parsing
malformed files. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause
libsndfile to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only
applied to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. (CVE-2014-9496)

Joshua Rogers discovered that libsndfile incorrectly handled division when
parsing malformed files. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause
libsndfile to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2014-9756)

Marco Romano discovered that libsndfile incorrectly handled certain
malformed AIFF files. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause
libsndfile to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-7805)

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

After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make
all the necessary changes.