Ubuntu 16.04 ESM : libsamplerate vulnerability (USN-5749-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 168279


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security update.


The remote Ubuntu 16.04 ESM host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the USN-5749-1 advisory.

- In libsamplerate before 0.1.9, a buffer over-read occurs in the calc_output_single function in src_sinc.c via a crafted audio file. (CVE-2017-7697)

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 libsamplerate0, libsamplerate0-dev and / or samplerate-programs packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 168279

File Name: ubuntu_USN-5749-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/29/2022

Updated: 1/17/2023

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-7697


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04:-:esm, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libsamplerate0, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libsamplerate0-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:samplerate-programs

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/29/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/11/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-7697

USN: 5749-1