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USN-6558-1: audiofile vulnerabilities

14 December 2023

Several security issues were fixed in audiofile.

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Releases

Packages

  • audiofile - Open-source version of the SGI audiofile library

Details

It was discovered that audiofile could be made to dereference invalid
memory. If a user or an automated system were tricked into opening a
specially crafted file, an attacker could possibly use this issue to cause
a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu
18.04 LTS. (CVE-2018-13440)

It was discovered that audiofile could be made to write out of bounds. If a
user or an automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted
file, an attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of
service or execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04
LTS and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. (CVE-2018-17095)

It was discovered that audiofile could be made to dereference invalid
memory. If a user or an automated system were tricked into opening a
specially crafted file, an attacker could possibly use this issue to cause
a denial of service. (CVE-2019-13147)

It was discovered that audiofile could be made to leak memory. If a user or
an automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted file, an
attacker could possibly use this issue to obtain sensitive information.
(CVE-2022-24599)

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 23.10
Ubuntu 23.04
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.

Related notices

  • USN-3800-1: audiofile-tools, libaudiofile1, libaudiofile-dev, audiofile