Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS : audiofile vulnerabilities (USN-3241-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 97917


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


Agostino Sarubbo discovered that audiofile incorrectly handled certain malformed audio files. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted audio file, a remote attacker could cause applications linked against audiofile 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: Medium

ID: 97917

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3241-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/03/23

Modified: 2017/03/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 6.1

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

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


Base Score: 7.8

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

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

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: 2017/03/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-6827, CVE-2017-6828, CVE-2017-6829, CVE-2017-6830, CVE-2017-6831, CVE-2017-6832, CVE-2017-6833, CVE-2017-6834, CVE-2017-6835, CVE-2017-6836, CVE-2017-6837, CVE-2017-6838, CVE-2017-6839

OSVDB: 152668, 152669, 152670, 152671, 152672, 152673, 152674, 152675, 152676, 152677, 153513

USN: 3241-1