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USN-4079-1: SoX vulnerabilities

30 July 2019

SoX could be made to crash if it received a specially crafted MP3 file.

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Releases

Packages

  • sox - Swiss army knife of sound processing

Details

It was discovered that SoX incorrectly handled certain MP3 files. An attacker
could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2019-8354,
CVE-2019-8355, CVE-2019-8356, CVE-2019-8357)

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.04

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

Related notices

  • USN-4079-2: libsox-fmt-pulse, sox, libsox-dev, libsox-fmt-alsa, libsox-fmt-ao, libsox-fmt-base, libsox-fmt-mp3, libsox3, libsox-fmt-oss, libsox-fmt-all