Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS : audiofile vulnerabilities (USN-3241-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 97917
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionAgostino 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libaudiofile1 package.