Ubuntu 16.04 ESM / 18.04 ESM / 20.04 LTS / 22.04 LTS / 23.04 / 23.10 : audiofile vulnerabilities (USN-6558-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 186992


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security updates.


The remote Ubuntu 16.04 ESM / 18.04 ESM / 20.04 LTS / 22.04 LTS / 23.04 / 23.10 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the USN-6558-1 advisory.

- The audiofile Audio File Library 0.3.6 has a NULL pointer dereference bug in ModuleState::setup in modules/ModuleState.cpp, which allows an attacker to cause a denial of service via a crafted caf file, as demonstrated by sfconvert. (CVE-2018-13440)

- An issue has been discovered in mpruett Audio File Library (aka audiofile) 0.3.6, 0.3.5, 0.3.4, 0.3.3, 0.3.2, 0.3.1, 0.3.0. A heap-based buffer overflow in Expand3To4Module::run has occurred when running sfconvert. (CVE-2018-17095)

- In Audio File Library (aka audiofile) 0.3.6, there exists one NULL pointer dereference bug in ulaw2linear_buf in G711.cpp in libmodules.a that allows an attacker to cause a denial of service via a crafted file. (CVE-2019-13147)

- In autofile Audio File Library 0.3.6, there exists one memory leak vulnerability in printfileinfo, in printinfo.c, which allows an attacker to leak sensitive information via a crafted file. The printfileinfo function calls the copyrightstring function to get data, however, it dosn't use zero bytes to truncate the data. (CVE-2022-24599)

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


Update the affected audiofile-tools, libaudiofile-dev and / or libaudiofile1 packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 186992

File Name: ubuntu_USN-6558-1.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/15/2023

Updated: 12/15/2023

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-17095


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.9

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/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: cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04:-:esm, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:esm, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:20.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:22.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:23.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:23.10, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:audiofile-tools, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libaudiofile-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libaudiofile1

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: 12/14/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/8/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-13440, CVE-2018-17095, CVE-2019-13147, CVE-2022-24599

USN: 6558-1