USN-3911-2: file regression
13 May 2020
USN-3911-1 introduced a regression in file.
- file - Tool to determine file types
USN-3911-1 fixed vulnerabilities in file. One of the backported security
fixes introduced a regression that caused the interpreter string to be
truncated. This update fixes the problem.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
Original advisory details:
It was 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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.