Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.10 : wavpack vulnerabilities (USN-3568-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 106794
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The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


Hanno Bock discovered that WavPack incorrectly handled certain WV files. An attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2016-10169)

Joonun Jang discovered that WavPack incorrectly handled certain RF64 files. An attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 17.10. (CVE-2018-6767).

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 libwavpack1 and / or wavpack packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 106794

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3568-1.nasl

Version: 3.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/13/2018

Updated: 9/18/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libwavpack1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:wavpack, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:17.10

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/12/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/14/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-10169, CVE-2018-6767

USN: 3568-1