USN-4519-1: PulseAudio vulnerability

17 September 2020

PulseAudio could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it received specially crafted input.

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Packages

Details

Ratchanan Srirattanamet discovered that an Ubuntu-specific patch caused
PulseAudio to incorrectly handle memory under certain error conditions in the
Bluez 5 module. An attacker could use this issue to cause PulseAudio to crash,
resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2020-15710)

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.

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