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USN-3686-2: file vulnerabilities

28 June 2018

Several security issues were fixed in file.



  • file - Tool to determine file types


USN-3686-1 fixed a vulnerability in file. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

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. (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.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04

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

Related notices

  • USN-3686-1: python3-magic, file, libmagic1, libmagic-mgc, libmagic-dev, python-magic
  • USN-2984-1: php7.0-xsl, php5-fpm, php5-sybase, php7.0-bcmath, php7.0-enchant, php7.0-gd, php7.0-mcrypt, libphp5-embed, php7.0-sqlite3, php5-enchant, php7.0-common, libapache2-mod-php5, php7.0-interbase, libapache2-mod-php7.0, php5-cgi, php5-xmlrpc, php7.0-imap, php5-snmp, php5-mysql, php7.0-ldap, php7.0-gmp, php5-intl, php5-dev, php5-xsl, php7.0-xmlrpc, php5-gd, php7.0-tidy, php7.0-sybase, php-pear, php7.0-pspell, libphp7.0-embed, php7.0-pgsql, php7.0-zip, libapache2-mod-php5filter, php5-odbc, php5-readline, php7.0-intl, php7.0-json, php7.0-readline, php5-pgsql, php5-pspell, php5-ldap, php7.0-xml, php7.0-mysql, php5-gmp, php5-mysqlnd, php7.0-curl, php5-tidy, php7.0-opcache, php5-recode, php7.0-fpm, php5, php7.0-phpdbg, php5-curl, php7.0-soap, php7.0-dev, php7.0-bz2, php7.0, php7.0-cgi, php7.0-mbstring, php5-common, php7.0-recode, php7.0-cli, php5-sqlite, php5-cli, php7.0-snmp, php7.0-odbc