Ubuntu 17.10 : wavpack vulnerabilities (USN-3578-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 106968


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


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.

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: Medium

ID: 106968

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3578-1.nasl

Version: 3.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/02/23

Updated: 2019/09/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/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:17.10

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: 2018/02/21

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/02/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-7253, CVE-2018-7254

USN: 3578-1