USN-4172-2: file vulnerability
31 October 2019
file could be made to crash or run programs if it opened a specially crafted file.
- file - Tool to determine file types
USN-4172-1 fixed a vulnerability in file. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM Ubuntu 14.04 ESM.
Original advisory details:
It was discovered that file incorrectly handled certain malformed 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.
- USN-4172-1: python3-magic, python-magic, libmagic-dev, file, libmagic1, libmagic-mgc