WavPack Security Update for Ubuntu
Posted on: 02/22/2018 06:26 PM

Updated wavpack packages has been released for Ubuntu Linux 17.10

WavPack Security Update for Ubuntu


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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3578-1
February 22, 2018

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

- Ubuntu 17.10

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in WavPack.

Software Description:
- wavpack: audio codec (lossy and lossless) - encoder and decoder

Details:

It was discovered that WavPack incorrectly handled certain DSDIFF
files. An attacker could possibly use this to execute arbitrary code or
cause a denial of service. (CVE-2018-7253)

It was discovered that WavPack incorrectly handled certain CAF files.
An attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2018-7254)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 17.10:
  libwavpack1                     5.1.0-2ubuntu0.2
  wavpack                         5.1.0-2ubuntu0.2

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

References:
  https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3578-1
  CVE-2018-7253, CVE-2018-7254

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/wavpack/5.1.0-2ubuntu0.2



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