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USN-2369-1: file vulnerability

03 October 2014

file could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.



  • file - Tool to determine file types


It was discovered that file incorrectly handled certain CDF documents. A
attacker could use this issue to cause file to hang or crash, resulting
in a denial of service.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 10.04

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


Related notices

  • USN-2344-1: php5-xmlrpc, php5-mysql, libphp5-embed, php5-fpm, php5-readline, libapache2-mod-php5, php5-pgsql, php5-enchant, php-pear, php5-snmp, php5-ldap, php5-cgi, php5, php5-dev, php5-xsl, php5-curl, php5-gd, php5-mysqlnd, php5-pspell, php5-odbc, php5-sybase, php5-cli, php5-common, php5-sqlite, libapache2-mod-php5filter, php5-tidy, php5-recode, php5-gmp, php5-intl