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USN-3839-1: WavPack vulnerabilities

6 December 2018

Several security issues were fixed in WavPack.



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


It was discovered that WavPack incorrectly handled certain WAV files.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2018-19840, CVE-2018-19841)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.10
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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