USN-4641-1: libextractor vulnerabilities

23 November 2020

Several security issues were fixed in libextractor.

Releases

Packages

  • libextractor - library used to extract metadata from files

Details

It was discovered that Libextractor incorrectly handled zero sample rate.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2017-15266)

It was discovered that Libextractor incorrectly handled certain FLAC
metadata. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of
service. (CVE-2017-15267)

It was discovered that Libextractor incorrectly handled certain specially
crafted files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial
of service. (CVE-2017-15600, CVE-2018-16430, CVE-2018-20430)

It was discovered that Libextractor incorrectly handled certain inputs. An
attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2017-15601)

It was discovered that Libextractor incorrectly handled integers. An
attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2017-15602)

It was discovered that Libextractore incorrectly handled certain crafted
files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of
service. (CVE-2017-15922)

It was discovered tha Libextractor incorrectly handled certain files. An
attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2017-17440)

It was discovered that Libextractor incorrectly handled certain malformed
files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of
service. (CVE-2018-14346)

It was discovered that Libextractor incorrectly handled malformed files. An
attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2018-14347)

It was discovered that Libextractor incorrectly handled metadata. An
attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2018-20431)

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.