USN-6360-2: FLAC vulnerability
22 September 2023
FLAC could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.
- flac - Free Lossless Audio Codec
USN-6360-1 fixed a vulnerability in FLAC. This update provides the
corresponding update for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, and
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.
Original advisory details:
It was discovered that FLAC incorrectly handled encoding certain files. A
remote attacker could use this issue to cause FLAC to crash, resulting in a
denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
- USN-6360-1: libflac++6v5, libflac++-dev, libflac8, libflac-doc, libflac-dev, flac