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USN-2123-1: file vulnerabilities

26 February 2014

File could be made to crash if it processed a specially crafted file.

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Releases

Packages

  • file - Tool to determine file types

Details

It was discovered that file incorrectly handled Composite Document files.
An attacker could use this issue to cause file to crash, resulting in a
denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and Ubuntu
12.04 LTS. (CVE-2012-1571)

Bernd Melchers discovered that file incorrectly handled indirect offset
values. An attacker could use this issue to cause file to consume resources
or crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2014-1943)

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 13.10
Ubuntu 12.10
Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 10.04

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

Related notices

  • USN-2126-1: php5, libapache2-mod-php5, php5-cgi, php5-gd, php5-cli