Debian: DSA-2422-2: file regression fix

    Date09 May 2012
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    A regression was discovered in the security update for file, which lead to false positives on the CDF format. This update fixes that regression. For reference the original advisory text follows.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2422-2                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                           Thijs Kinkhorst
    May 09, 2012                           http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : file
    Vulnerability  : regression fix
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2012-1571
    
    A regression was discovered in the security update for file, which
    lead to false positives on the CDF format. This update fixes that
    regression. For reference the original advisory text follows.
    
    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+squeeze2.
    
    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: http://www.debian.org/security/
    
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