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: libapache2-mod-php5, php5-cli, php5, php5-cgi, libapache2-mod-php7.0, php5-fpm, php7.0-fpm, php7.0, php7.0-cgi, php7.0-cli
  • USN-3686-1: file, libmagic1