Ubuntu 18.04 LTS / 20.04 LTS / 20.10 : WavPack vulnerability (USN-4682-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 144789
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VPR Score: 4.2


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security update.


The remote Ubuntu 18.04 LTS / 20.04 LTS / 20.10 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the USN-4682-1 advisory.

- WavPack 5.3.0 has an out-of-bounds write in WavpackPackSamples in pack_utils.c because of an integer overflow in a malloc argument. NOTE: some third-parties claim that there are later unofficial releases through 5.3.2, which are also affected. (CVE-2020-35738)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update the affected libwavpack-dev, libwavpack1 and / or wavpack packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 144789

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4682-1.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/7/2021

Updated: 1/12/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 4.2

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-35738

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.1

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:20.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:20.10, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libwavpack-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libwavpack1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:wavpack

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/6/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/28/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-35738

USN: 4682-1