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Debian: DSA-3021-2: file regression update

Date 10 Sep 2014
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Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
This update corrects DSA 3021-1, which introduced a regression in the detection of a some "Composite Document Files" (CDF), marking them look as corrupted, with the error: "Can't expand summary_info".
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-3021-2                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
https://www.debian.org/security/                             Luciano Bello
September 10, 2014                     https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : file
CVE ID         : CVE-2014-0207 CVE-2014-0237 CVE-2014-0238 CVE-2014-3478
                 CVE-2014-3479 CVE-2014-3480 CVE-2014-3487 CVE-2014-3538
                 CVE-2014-3587

This update corrects DSA 3021-1, which introduced a regression in the
detection of a some "Composite Document Files" (CDF), marking them look
as corrupted, with the error: "Can't expand summary_info".

On additional information, 5.11-2+deb7u4 changed the detection of
certain text files in the same way php5 did this in 5.4.4-14+deb7u13.
Since the new output is more accurate and this change also restored
the better detection as seen in the squeeze version of file, this is
not being reverted.

For reference, the original advisory text follows:

 Multiple security issues have been found in file, a tool to determine
 a file type. These vulnerabilities allow remote attackers to cause a
 denial of service, via resource consumption or application crash.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in
version 5.11-2+deb7u5.

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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