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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2787-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2787-1
Posted Oct 29, 2015
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 2787-1 - Fabrizio Gennari discovered that audiofile incorrectly handled changing both the sample format and the number of channels. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted file, audiofile could be made to crash, leading to a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

tags | advisory, denial of service, arbitrary
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2015-7747
MD5 | 549c782d659fb918c929b7664ef9047b

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2787-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2787-1
October 28, 2015

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

- Ubuntu 15.10
- Ubuntu 15.04
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary:

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

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

Details:

Fabrizio Gennari discovered that audiofile incorrectly handled changing
both the sample format and the number of channels. If a user or automated
system were tricked into processing a specially crafted file, audiofile
could be made 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 15.10:
libaudiofile1 0.3.6-2ubuntu0.15.10.1

Ubuntu 15.04:
libaudiofile1 0.3.6-2ubuntu0.15.04.1

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
libaudiofile1 0.3.6-2ubuntu0.14.04.1

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
libaudiofile1 0.3.3-2ubuntu0.1

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

References:
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2787-1
CVE-2015-7747

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/audiofile/0.3.6-2ubuntu0.15.10.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/audiofile/0.3.6-2ubuntu0.15.04.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/audiofile/0.3.6-2ubuntu0.14.04.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/audiofile/0.3.3-2ubuntu0.1
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