[USN-6345-1] SoX vulnerability

Allen Huang allen.huang at canonical.com
Wed Sep 6 16:59:29 UTC 2023

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6345-1
September 06, 2023

sox vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 23.04
- Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)


SoX could be made to crash if it received specially crafted

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


It was discovered that SoX incorrectly handled certain inputs. If a
user or an automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted
input file, an attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial
of service.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 23.04:
   libsox3                         14.4.2+git20190427-3.4ubuntu1.1
   sox                             14.4.2+git20190427-3.4ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS:
   libsox3                         14.4.2+git20190427-2+deb11u2ubuntu0.22.04.1
   sox                             14.4.2+git20190427-2+deb11u2ubuntu0.22.04.1

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
   libsox3                         14.4.2+git20190427-2+deb11u2ubuntu0.20.04.1
   sox                             14.4.2+git20190427-2+deb11u2ubuntu0.20.04.1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
   libsox3                         14.4.2-3ubuntu0.18.04.3+esm1
   sox                             14.4.2-3ubuntu0.18.04.3+esm1

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
   libsox2                         14.4.1-5+deb8u4ubuntu0.1+esm3
   sox                             14.4.1-5+deb8u4ubuntu0.1+esm3

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
   libsox2                         14.4.1-3ubuntu1.1+esm4
   sox                             14.4.1-3ubuntu1.1+esm4

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


Package Information:

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