Debian: DSA-2422-1: file security update

    Date 29 Feb 2012
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    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    The file type identification tool, file, and its associated library, libmagic, do not properly process malformed files in the Composite Document File (CDF) format, leading to crashes.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2422-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                            Florian Weimer
    February 29, 2012                      https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : file
    Vulnerability  : missing bounds checks
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    
    The file type identification tool, file, and its associated library,
    libmagic, do not properly process malformed files in the Composite
    Document File (CDF) format, leading to crashes.
    
    Note that after this update, file may return different detection
    results for CDF files (well-formed or not).  The new detections are
    believed to be more accurate.
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 5.04-5+squeeze1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your file packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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