USN-3686-2: file vulnerabilities

28 June 2018

Several security issues were fixed in file.

Releases

Packages

  • file - Tool to determine file types

Details

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.
(CVE-2018-10360)

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