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USN-2162-1: file vulnerability

7 April 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 PE executable files. An
attacker could use this issue to cause file to crash, resulting in a denial
of service.

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-2163-1: php5-cli, php5-cgi, libapache2-mod-php5, php5