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USN-3960-1: WavPack vulnerability

30 April 2019

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



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


It was discovered that WavPack incorrectly handled certain DFF files.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 19.04
Ubuntu 18.10
Ubuntu 18.04

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