Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.04 / 15.10 : audiofile vulnerability (USN-2787-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 86652


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


Fabrizio 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.


Update the affected libaudiofile1 package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 86652

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2787-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/10/29

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libaudiofile1, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.10

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: 2015/10/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-7747

OSVDB: 128613

USN: 2787-1