[USN-2787-1] audiofile vulnerability

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2015-11-02T00:00:00


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

audiofile vulnerability

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


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


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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