USN-3578-1: WavPack vulnerabilities

22 February 2018

Several security issues were fixed in WavPack.

Releases

Packages

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

Details

It was discovered that WavPack incorrectly handled certain DSDIFF files.
An attacker could possibly use this to execute arbitrary code or
cause a denial of service. (CVE-2018-7253)

It was discovered that WavPack incorrectly handled certain CAF files.
An attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2018-7254)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.10

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