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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6558-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6558-1
Posted Dec 15, 2023
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 6558-1 - It was discovered that audiofile could be made to dereference invalid memory. If a user or an automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted file, an attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. It was discovered that audiofile could be made to write out of bounds. If a user or an automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted file, an attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

tags | advisory, denial of service, arbitrary
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2018-13440, CVE-2018-17095, CVE-2019-13147, CVE-2022-24599
SHA-256 | 6a440b0470b659ef8af146298808a0dd6b5659c6528660e23e465d017c10fa55

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6558-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6558-1
December 14, 2023

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

- Ubuntu 23.10
- 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)

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in audiofile.

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

Details:

It was discovered that audiofile could be made to dereference invalid
memory. If a user or an automated system were tricked into opening a
specially crafted file, an attacker could possibly use this issue to cause
a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu
18.04 LTS. (CVE-2018-13440)

It was discovered that audiofile could be made to write out of bounds. If a
user or an automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted
file, an attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of
service or execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04
LTS and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. (CVE-2018-17095)

It was discovered that audiofile could be made to dereference invalid
memory. If a user or an automated system were tricked into opening a
specially crafted file, an attacker could possibly use this issue to cause
a denial of service. (CVE-2019-13147)

It was discovered that audiofile could be made to leak memory. If a user or
an automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted file, an
attacker could possibly use this issue to obtain sensitive information.
(CVE-2022-24599)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 23.10:
audiofile-tools 0.3.6-5+deb10u1build0.23.10.1
libaudiofile1 0.3.6-5+deb10u1build0.23.10.1

Ubuntu 23.04:
audiofile-tools 0.3.6-5+deb10u1build0.23.04.1
libaudiofile1 0.3.6-5+deb10u1build0.23.04.1

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS:
audiofile-tools 0.3.6-5+deb10u1build0.22.04.1
libaudiofile1 0.3.6-5+deb10u1build0.22.04.1

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
audiofile-tools 0.3.6-5+deb10u1build0.20.04.1
libaudiofile1 0.3.6-5+deb10u1build0.20.04.1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
audiofile-tools 0.3.6-4ubuntu0.1~esm1
libaudiofile1 0.3.6-4ubuntu0.1~esm1

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
audiofile-tools 0.3.6-2ubuntu0.16.04.1+esm1
libaudiofile1 0.3.6-2ubuntu0.16.04.1+esm1

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
audiofile-tools 0.3.6-2ubuntu0.14.04.3+esm1
libaudiofile1 0.3.6-2ubuntu0.14.04.3+esm1

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

References:
https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-6558-1
CVE-2018-13440, CVE-2018-17095, CVE-2019-13147, CVE-2022-24599

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/audiofile/0.3.6-5+deb10u1build0.23.10.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/audiofile/0.3.6-5+deb10u1build0.23.04.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/audiofile/0.3.6-5+deb10u1build0.22.04.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/audiofile/0.3.6-5+deb10u1build0.20.04.1

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