Intrusion Prevention

Audacity.FORMATCHUNK.Memory.Corruption

Description

This indicates an attack attempt against a Memory Corruption vulnerability in Audacity.
The vulnerability is caused by an error when the vulnerable software handles a crafted FORMATCHUNK structure in a WAV (RIFF) file. A remote attacker may be able to exploit this to execute arbitrary code within the context of the application, via a crafted WAV file.

Affected Products

Audacity 2.1.1 and before

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can gain control of vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Upgrade to the latest version, available from the website.
http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Release_Notes_2.1.2

CVE References

CVE-2016-2540