[USN-5025-2] libsndfile vulnerability

========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5025-2 July 29, 2021
libsndfile vulnerability ==========================================================================
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
– Ubuntu 16.04 ESM – Ubuntu 14.04 ESM
libsndfile could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.
Software Description: – libsndfile: Library for reading/writing audio files
USN-5025-1 fixed a vulnerability in libsndfile. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 14.04 ESM and Ubuntu 16.04 ESM.
Original advisory details:
It was discovered that libsndfile incorrectly handled certain malformed files. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause libsndfile to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
Update instructions:
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM: libsndfile1 1.0.25-10ubuntu0.16.04.3+esm1 sndfile-programs 1.0.25-10ubuntu0.16.04.3+esm1
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM: libsndfile1 1.0.25-7ubuntu2.2+esm2 sndfile-programs 1.0.25-7ubuntu2.2+esm2
After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make all the necessary changes.
References: ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5025-2 ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5025-1 CVE-2021-3246