[USN-4079-2] SoX vulnerabilities

Eduardo Barretto eduardo.barretto at canonical.com
Fri Aug 2 01:09:32 UTC 2019

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4079-2
August 01, 2019

sox vulnerabilities

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

- Ubuntu 19.04
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS


SoX could be made to crash if it received a specially crafted MP3 file.

Software Description:
- sox: Swiss army knife of sound processing


USN-4079-1 fixed vulnerabilities in SoX. This update provides the corresponding
update for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Ubuntu 19.04.

Original advisory details:

 It was discovered that SoX incorrectly handled certain MP3 files. An attacker
 could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2019-8354,
 CVE-2019-8355, CVE-2019-8356, CVE-2019-8357)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 19.04:
  libsox3                         14.4.2-3ubuntu0.19.04.1
  sox                             14.4.2-3ubuntu0.19.04.1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
  libsox3                         14.4.2-3ubuntu0.18.04.1
  sox                             14.4.2-3ubuntu0.18.04.1

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

  CVE-2019-8354, CVE-2019-8355, CVE-2019-8356, CVE-2019-8357

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