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A libsndfile security update has been released for Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS, 16.04 LTS, 18.04 LTS, 20.04 LTS, 22.04 LTS, 23.04, and 23.10.

[USN-6471-1] libsndfile vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6471-1
November 02, 2023

libsndfile vulnerability

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)


libsndfile could be made to crash if it received specially crafted

Software Description:
- libsndfile: Library for reading/writing audio files


It was discovered that libsndfile contained multiple arithmetic overflows.
If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially
crafted audio file, an attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a
denial of service.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 23.10:
  libsndfile1                     1.2.2-1ubuntu0.23.10.1
  sndfile-programs                1.2.2-1ubuntu0.23.10.1

Ubuntu 23.04:
  libsndfile1                     1.2.0-1ubuntu0.1
  sndfile-programs                1.2.0-1ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS:
  libsndfile1                     1.0.31-2ubuntu0.1
  sndfile-programs                1.0.31-2ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
  libsndfile1                     1.0.28-7ubuntu0.2
  sndfile-programs                1.0.28-7ubuntu0.2

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
  libsndfile1                     1.0.28-4ubuntu0.18.04.2+esm1
  sndfile-programs                1.0.28-4ubuntu0.18.04.2+esm1

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
  libsndfile1                     1.0.25-10ubuntu0.16.04.3+esm3
  sndfile-programs                1.0.25-10ubuntu0.16.04.3+esm3

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
  libsndfile1                     1.0.25-7ubuntu2.2+esm3
  sndfile-programs                1.0.25-7ubuntu2.2+esm3

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


Package Information: