[USN-2426-1] FLAC vulnerabilities

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2014-11-30T00:00:00


========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2426-1 November 27, 2014

flac vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 14.10
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS


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

Software Description: - flac: Free Lossless Audio Codec


Michele Spagnuolo discovered that FLAC incorrectly handled certain malformed audio files. An attacker could use this issue to cause FLAC to crash, resulting in 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 14.10: libflac++6 1.3.0-2ubuntu0.14.10.1 libflac8 1.3.0-2ubuntu0.14.10.1

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: libflac++6 1.3.0-2ubuntu0.14.04.1 libflac8 1.3.0-2ubuntu0.14.04.1

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: libflac++6 1.2.1-6ubuntu0.1 libflac8 1.2.1-6ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS: libflac++6 1.2.1-2ubuntu0.1 libflac8 1.2.1-2ubuntu0.1

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

References: http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2426-1 CVE-2014-8962, CVE-2014-9028

Package Information: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/flac/1.3.0-2ubuntu0.14.10.1 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/flac/1.3.0-2ubuntu0.14.04.1 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/flac/1.2.1-6ubuntu0.1 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/flac/1.2.1-2ubuntu0.1

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