sox - Swiss army knife of sound processing

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package filename sox_14.4.2+git20190427-1_amd64.deb
Package name sox
Package version 14.4.2+git20190427
Package release 1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category implemented-in::c interface::commandline role::program scope::utility sound sound::compression sound::mixer sound::player sound::recorder use::analysing use::compressing use::converting use::filtering use::playing works-with-format::mp3 works-with-format::oggvorbis works-with-format::wav works-with::audio
License -
Maintainer Debian Multimedia Maintainers <>
Download size 138.78 KB
Installed size 224.00 KB
SoX is a command line utility that can convert various formats of computer
audio files in to other formats. It can also apply various effects to these
sound files during the conversion. As an added bonus, SoX can play and record
audio files on several unix-style platforms.
SoX is able to handle formats like Ogg Vorbis, MP3, WAV, AIFF, VOC, SND, AU,
GSM and several more.
Any format support requires at least libsox-fmt-base. Some formats have their
own package e.g. mp3 read and write support is provided by libsox-fmt-mp3.
SoX supports most common sound architectures i.e. Alsa, Libao, OSS and Pulse
(respectively provided by libsox-fmt-alsa, libsox-fmt-ao, libsox-fmt-oss and
libsox-fmt-pulse). It also supports LADSPA plugins.


Package Version Architecture Repository
sox_14.4.2+git20190427-1_i386.deb 14.4.2+git20190427 i386 Debian Main
sox - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.27
libsox-fmt-alsa = 14.4.2+git20190427-1
libsox-fmt-ao = 14.4.2+git20190427-1
libsox-fmt-base = 14.4.2+git20190427-1
libsox-fmt-oss = 14.4.2+git20190427-1
libsox-fmt-pulse = 14.4.2+git20190427-1
libsox3 = 14.4.2+git20190427-1


Type URL
Binary Package sox_14.4.2+git20190427-1_amd64.deb
Source Package sox

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install sox deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install sox




2019-04-27 - Tiago Bortoletto Vaz <>
sox (14.4.2+git20190427-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Add patches to fix CVE-2019-8354, CVE-2019-8355, CVE-2019-8356 and
CVE-2019-8357. Thanks to Moritz Muehlenhoff. (Closes: #927906)
2017-12-18 - Jaromír Mikeš <>
sox (14.4.2-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Patch 0005 refreshed. (Closes: #882599)
* Improve english in d/bug-presubj file. (Closes: #882601)
* Bump Standards.
* Use secure uri where possible.
2017-11-24 - Jaromír Mikeš <>
sox (14.4.2-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Upload to unstable to start transition.
* Add patch to fix CVE-2017-15372. (Closes: #878808)
* Add patch to fix CVE-2017-15642. (Closes: #882144)
* Add patch to fix CVE-2017-11333 in vorbis lib. (Closes: #882236)
2017-11-19 - Jaromír Mikeš <>
sox (14.4.2-1) experimental; urgency=medium
[ Jaromír Mikeš ]
* New upstream version 14.4.2 (Closes: #800344)
* Set compat/dh 10.
* Bump Standards.
* Adopt package.(Closes: #876904)
* Update Homepage to avoid redirecting.
* Update Vcs entry.
* Improve description of dev package.
* Drop unused patches.
* Delete dirs files.
* Simplify install files.
* Simplify rules file.
* Set hardening all.
* Try avoid useless linking.
* Update copyright file.
* Introduce symbols file.
* Bump soname.
* Use secure uri in watch file.
* Introduce script.
* Add patch to fix build.
* Add patch to fix spelling.
* Add patches to fix CVE's.
(Closes: #878809) (Closes: #878810) (Closes: #870328)
* Add gbp.conf.
* Add override_dh_installchangelogs.
* Remove old configure option.
* override_dh_makeshlibs is not needed any more.
* Add 0010-wavpack_check_errors.patch. (Closes: #881145)
* Add bug-presubj file.
* Add man page fixing patch.
* Add xa-validate-channel-count patch. (Closes: #881121)
[ Sebastian Ramacher ]
* Remove shlibs file, symbols file already present
2014-12-24 - Pascal Giard <>
sox (14.4.1-5) unstable; urgency=medium
* Patches to fix memory corruptions on the heap, CVE-2014-8145
(closes: #773720):
+ 0001-Check-for-minimum-size-sphere-headers.patch
+ 0002-More-checks-for-invalid-MS-ADPCM-blocks.patch
2014-05-21 - Pascal Giard <>
sox (14.4.1-4) unstable; urgency=low
* [debian/rules,debian/control]:
- Build with dh-autoreconf instead of autotools-dev to fix FTBFS on new
architectures. Thanks to William Grant <> and Breno
Leitao <> (Closes: #746517).
* [debian/control]:
- Remove useless build-dep on libav* (Closes: #748049).
2013-04-15 - Pascal Giard <>
sox (14.4.1-3) unstable; urgency=low
* [debian/rules]:
- Added an explicit call to dh_installchangelogs as Ubuntu no longer does
does it by default. It's important for us as it contains the list of
past contributors.
* [debian/docs]:
- Fixed paths to files.
2013-02-22 - Pascal Giard <>
sox (14.4.1-2) unstable; urgency=low
* [debian/]:
- Added all missing sndfile-derived formats. Thanks to Ulrich Klauer
<> for the patch (LP: #1086889).
* [debian/control]:
- Removed duplicate section field for sox. Fixes lintian warning.
- Added Build-Dep on autotools-dev for dh_autotools_dev.
* [debian/rules]:
- Use dh_autotools_dev to update the outdated autotools helper files.
Fixes lintian warning.

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