USN-2123-1: file vulnerabilities
26 February 2014
File could be made to crash if it processed a specially crafted file.
- file - Tool to determine file types
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)
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.