USN-2494-1: file vulnerabilities

04 February 2015

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

Releases

Packages

  • file - Tool to determine file types

Details

Francisco Alonso discovered that file incorrectly handled certain ELF
files. An attacker could use this issue to cause file to crash, resulting
in a denial of service. (CVE-2014-3710)

Thomas Jarosch discovered that file incorrectly handled certain ELF files.
An attacker could use this issue to cause file to hang or crash, resulting
in a denial of service. (CVE-2014-8116)

Thomas Jarosch discovered that file incorrectly limited recursion. An
attacker could use this issue to cause file to hang or crash, resulting in
a denial of service. (CVE-2014-8117)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.10
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 10.04

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

Related notices

  • USN-2535-1: php5-enchant, libapache2-mod-php5, php5-cli, php5-fpm, php5-cgi, php5
  • USN-2391-1: libapache2-mod-php5, php5-cli, php5-fpm, php5-curl, php5-xmlrpc, php5-cgi, php5