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USN-4079-2: SoX vulnerabilities

01 August 2019

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



  • sox - Swiss army knife of sound processing


USN-4079-1 fixed vulnerabilities in SoX. This update provides the corresponding
update for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Ubuntu 19.04.

Original advisory 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)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 19.04
Ubuntu 18.04

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

Related notices

  • USN-4079-1: libsox-fmt-oss, libsox-fmt-all, libsox-fmt-alsa, libsox-fmt-base, libsox-fmt-pulse, libsox-fmt-ao, sox, libsox2, libsox-dev, libsox-fmt-mp3