Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.04 / 15.10 : audiofile vulnerability (USN-2787-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 86652
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionFabrizio Gennari discovered that audiofile incorrectly handled changing both the sample format and the number of channels. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted file, audiofile could be made to crash, leading to a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
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.
SolutionUpdate the affected libaudiofile1 package.