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USN-5904-2: SoX regression

20 March 2023

USN-5904-1 caused a minor regression in SoX.

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Releases

Packages

  • sox - Swiss army knife of sound processing

Details

USN-5904-1 fixed vulnerabilities in SoX. It was discovered that the fix for
CVE-2021-33844 was incomplete. This update fixes the problem.

Original advisory details:

Helmut Grohne discovered that SoX incorrectly handled certain inputs. If a
user or an automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted
input file, a remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a
denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 ESM, Ubuntu 16.04 ESM,
and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. (CVE-2019-13590)

Helmut Grohne discovered that SoX incorrectly handled certain inputs. If a
user or an automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted
input file, a remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a
denial of service. (CVE-2021-23159, CVE-2021-23172, CVE-2021-23210,
CVE-2021-33844, CVE-2021-3643, CVE-2021-40426, CVE-2022-31650, and
CVE-2022-31651)

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 22.10
Ubuntu 22.04
Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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

References

Related notices

  • USN-5904-1: libsox3, libsox-fmt-mp3, libsox-fmt-alsa, libsox-fmt-base, libsox-fmt-all, libsox-fmt-oss, libsox-fmt-pulse, libsox-fmt-ao, sox, libsox-dev, libsox2