Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 / 17.04 : libsndfile vulnerabilities (USN-3306-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 100590


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


Agostino Sarubbo and Jakub Jirasek discovered that libsndfile incorrectly handled certain malformed files. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause libsndfile to crash, resulting in 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.


Update the affected libsndfile1 package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 100590

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3306-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/06/02

Modified: 2018/01/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 5.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libsndfile1, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:17.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/06/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-7585, CVE-2017-7586, CVE-2017-7741, CVE-2017-7742, CVE-2017-8361, CVE-2017-8362, CVE-2017-8363, CVE-2017-8365

OSVDB: 155162, 155163, 155443, 155444, 156658, 156659

USN: 3306-1