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    Ubuntu 4519-1: PulseAudio vulnerability

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    PulseAudio could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it received specially crafted input.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4519-1
    September 17, 2020
    
    pulseaudio vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    PulseAudio could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it
    received specially crafted input.
    
    Software Description:
    - pulseaudio: PulseAudio sound server
    
    Details:
    
    Ratchanan Srirattanamet discovered that an Ubuntu-specific patch caused
    PulseAudio to incorrectly handle memory under certain error conditions in the
    Bluez 5 module. An attacker could use this issue to cause PulseAudio to crash,
    resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
    (CVE-2020-15710)
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
      libpulse-mainloop-glib0         1:8.0-0ubuntu3.14
      libpulse0                       1:8.0-0ubuntu3.14
      pulseaudio                      1:8.0-0ubuntu3.14
      pulseaudio-module-bluetooth     1:8.0-0ubuntu3.14
      pulseaudio-utils                1:8.0-0ubuntu3.14
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/4519-1
      CVE-2020-15710
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pulseaudio/1:8.0-0ubuntu3.14
    
    
    

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