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USN-3241-1: audiofile vulnerabilities

22 March 2017

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.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

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