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USN-4013-1: libsndfile vulnerabilities

10 June 2019

Several security issues were fixed in libsndfile.

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Releases

Packages

  • libsndfile - Library for reading/writing audio files

Details

It was discovered that libsndfile incorrectly handled certain malformed
files. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause libsndfile to crash,
resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

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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

After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make all
the necessary changes.

Related notices

  • USN-4704-1: libsndfile1-dev, libsndfile, sndfile-programs, libsndfile1