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USN-5280-1: Speex vulnerability

10 February 2022

Speex could be made to denial of service if it received a specially crafted WAV file.

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Releases

Packages

  • speex - The Speex codec command line tools

Details

It was discovered that Speex incorrectly handled certain WAV files.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 21.10
Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04

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

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