USN-3569-1: libvorbis vulnerabilities

13 February 2018

Several security issues were fixed in libvorbis.

Releases

Packages

  • libvorbis - The Vorbis General Audio Compression Codec

Details

It was discovered that libvorbis incorrectly handled certain sound files.
An attacker could possibly use this to execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2017-14632)

It was discovered that libvorbis incorrectly handled certain sound files.
An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2017-14633)

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

After a standard system upgrade you need to restart any applications that
use libvorbis, such as Totem and gtkpod, to effect the necessary changes.