[USN-3241-1] audiofile vulnerabilities

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Wed Mar 22 16:07:57 UTC 2017

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3241-1
March 22, 2017

audiofile vulnerabilities

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

- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


audiofile could be made to crash or run programs if it opened a specially
crafted file.

Software Description:
- audiofile: Open-source version of the SGI audiofile library


Agostino Sarubbo discovered that audiofile incorrectly handled certain
malformed audio files. If a user or automated system were tricked into
processing a specially crafted audio file, a remote attacker could cause
applications linked against audiofile to crash, leading to a denial of
service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  libaudiofile1                   0.3.6-2ubuntu0.14.04.2

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  libaudiofile1                   0.3.3-2ubuntu0.3

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

  CVE-2017-6827, CVE-2017-6828, CVE-2017-6829, CVE-2017-6830,
  CVE-2017-6831, CVE-2017-6832, CVE-2017-6833, CVE-2017-6834,
  CVE-2017-6835, CVE-2017-6836, CVE-2017-6837, CVE-2017-6838,

Package Information:

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