Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.04 / 15.10 : audiofile vulnerability (USN-2787-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2015-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2015-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected libaudiofile1 package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.3
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 86652 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-7747

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