Executive Summary

This Alert is flagged as TOP 25 Common Weakness Enumeration from CWE/SANS. For more information, you can read this.
Title SoX vulnerabilities
Name USN-4079-1 First vendor Publication 2019-07-30
Vendor Ubuntu Last vendor Modification 2019-07-30
Severity (Vendor) N/A Revision N/A

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : N/A
Overall CVSS Score NA
Base Score NA Environmental Score NA
impact SubScore NA Temporal Score NA
Exploitabality Sub Score NA
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Cvss Base Score 4.3 Attack Range Network
Cvss Impact Score 2.9 Attack Complexity Medium
Cvss Expoit Score 8.6 Authentication None Required
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS


SoX could be made to crash if it received a specially crafted MP3 file.

Software Description: - sox: Swiss army knife of sound processing


It was discovered that SoX incorrectly handled certain MP3 files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2019-8354, CVE-2019-8355, CVE-2019-8356, CVE-2019-8357)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
libsox2 14.4.1-5+deb8u4ubuntu0.1
sox 14.4.1-5+deb8u4ubuntu0.1

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

CVE-2019-8354, CVE-2019-8355, CVE-2019-8356, CVE-2019-8357

Package Information:

Original Source

Url : http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-4079-1

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name
43 % CWE-787 Out-of-bounds Write (CWE/SANS Top 25)
29 % CWE-190 Integer Overflow or Wraparound (CWE/SANS Top 25)
14 % CWE-476 NULL Pointer Dereference
14 % CWE-129 Improper Validation of Array Index

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Application 1

Alert History

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Date Informations
2019-08-02 12:13:52
  • Multiple Updates
2019-07-31 00:18:54
  • First insertion