Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 / 9.10 : audiofile vulnerability (USN-912-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 45079


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


It was discovered that Audio File Library contained a heap-based buffer overflow. If a user or automated system processed a crafted WAV file, an attacker could cause a denial of service via application crash, or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. The default compiler options for Ubuntu should reduce this vulnerability to 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 libaudiofile-dev, libaudiofile0 and / or libaudiofile0-dbg packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 45079

File Name: ubuntu_USN-912-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/03/17

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libaudiofile-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libaudiofile0, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libaudiofile0-dbg, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.10

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: 2010/03/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5824

BID: 33066

USN: 912-1

CWE: 119