USN-3568-1: WavPack vulnerabilities

12 February 2018

WavPack could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted file.

Releases

Packages

  • wavpack - audio codec (lossy and lossless) - encoder and decoder

Details

Hanno Böck discovered that WavPack incorrectly handled certain
WV files. An attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial
of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu
16.04 LTS. (CVE-2016-10169)

Joonun Jang discovered that WavPack incorrectly handled certain
RF64 files. An attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial
of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 17.10. (CVE-2018-6767)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.10
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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