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USN-5721-1: WavPack vulnerability

10 November 2022

WavPack could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted file.

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Releases

Packages

  • wavpack - audio codec (lossy and lossless) - encoder and decoder

Details

It was discovered that WavPack was not properly performing checks
when dealing with memory. If a user were tricked into decompressing a
specially crafted WavPack Audio File, an attacker could possibly use
this issue to cause the WavPack decompressor to crash, resulting in a
denial of service.

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Ubuntu Pro provides ten-year security coverage to 25,000+ packages in Main and Universe repositories, and it is free for up to five machines.

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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.

References