ESB-2018.0548 - [Ubuntu] WavPack: Multiple vulnerabilities 2018-02-23

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                          WavPack vulnerabilities
                             23 February 2018


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           WavPack
Publisher:         Ubuntu
Operating System:  Ubuntu
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
                   Denial of Service               -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2018-7254 CVE-2018-7253 

Original Bulletin:

Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on 
         platforms other than Ubuntu. It is recommended that administrators 
         running WavPack check for an updated version of the software for 
         their operating system.

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3578-1

21st February, 2018

wavpack vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  * Ubuntu 17.10


Several security issues were fixed in WavPack.

Software description

  * wavpack - audio codec (lossy and lossless) - encoder and decoder


It was discovered that WavPack incorrectly handled certain DSDIFF files.
An attacker could possibly use this to execute arbitrary code or
cause a denial of service. (CVE-2018-7253)

It was discovered that WavPack incorrectly handled certain CAF files.
An attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package

Ubuntu 17.10:
    libwavpack1 5.1.0-2ubuntu0.2
    wavpack 5.1.0-2ubuntu0.2

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.


CVE-2018-7253, CVE-2018-7254t

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