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USN-3686-1: file vulnerabilities

14 June 2018

Several security issues were fixed in file.

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Releases

Packages

  • file - Tool to determine file types

Details

Alexander Cherepanov discovered that file incorrectly handled a large
number of notes. An attacker could use this issue to cause a denial of
service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. (CVE-2014-9620)

Alexander Cherepanov discovered that file incorrectly handled certain long
strings. An attacker could use this issue to cause a denial of service.
This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. (CVE-2014-9621)

Alexander Cherepanov discovered that file incorrectly handled certain
malformed ELF files. An attacker could use this issue to cause a denial of
service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. (CVE-2014-9653)

It was discovered that file incorrectly handled certain magic files. An
attacker could use this issue with a specially crafted magic file to cause
a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only
affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. (CVE-2015-8865)

It was discovered that file incorrectly handled certain malformed ELF
files. An attacker could use this issue to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2018-10360)

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 17.10
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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

Related notices

  • USN-2984-1: php5-common, php5-curl, php7.0-zip, php5-mysql, php7.0-bz2, php7.0, php5-readline, php7.0-interbase, php5-intl, php7.0-cgi, php7.0-gmp, php7.0-intl, php5-xsl, php7.0-mcrypt, php5-xmlrpc, php7.0-snmp, php5-mysqlnd, php5-cli, php7.0-mbstring, php7.0-xml, php7.0-cli, php5-cgi, php7.0-odbc, php7.0-gd, php7.0-sqlite3, php7.0-pspell, php5-gd, php5-gmp, php7.0-bcmath, php7.0-common, php5-snmp, php7.0-xsl, php7.0-mysql, php7.0-json, php7.0-fpm, php5-pspell, php7.0-imap, php7.0-phpdbg, php-pear, php5-ldap, php5-dev, php7.0-opcache, libphp5-embed, libapache2-mod-php5filter, php5-sqlite, php7.0-enchant, php7.0-sybase, php7.0-pgsql, php5-pgsql, php7.0-xmlrpc, php7.0-dev, php7.0-tidy, php7.0-recode, php5-sybase, php5-fpm, php5-odbc, php7.0-readline, libapache2-mod-php5, php7.0-ldap, php5-enchant, libapache2-mod-php7.0, php5-tidy, libphp7.0-embed, php5-recode, php7.0-soap, php5, php7.0-curl
  • USN-3686-2: file, libmagic1