[USN-2426-1] FLAC vulnerabilities

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Thu Nov 27 19:15:17 UTC 2014

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2426-1
November 27, 2014

flac vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 14.10
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS


FLAC could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a
specially crafted file.

Software Description:
- flac: Free Lossless Audio Codec


Michele Spagnuolo discovered that FLAC incorrectly handled certain
malformed audio files. An attacker could use this issue to cause FLAC to
crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 14.10:
  libflac++6                      1.3.0-2ubuntu0.14.10.1
  libflac8                        1.3.0-2ubuntu0.14.10.1

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  libflac++6                      1.3.0-2ubuntu0.14.04.1
  libflac8                        1.3.0-2ubuntu0.14.04.1

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  libflac++6                      1.2.1-6ubuntu0.1
  libflac8                        1.2.1-6ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
  libflac++6                      1.2.1-2ubuntu0.1
  libflac8                        1.2.1-2ubuntu0.1

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

  CVE-2014-8962, CVE-2014-9028

Package Information:

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