Debian: DSA-3072-1: file security update

    Date12 Nov 2014
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Francisco Alonso of Red Hat Product Security found an issue in the file utility: when checking ELF files, note headers are incorrectly checked, thus potentially allowing attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read and application crash) by supplying a specially
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3072-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    	
    http://www.debian.org/security/                           Thijs Kinkhorst
    November 11, 2014                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : file
    CVE ID         : CVE-2014-3710
    Debian Bug     : 768806
    
    Francisco Alonso of Red Hat Product Security found an issue in the file
    utility: when checking ELF files, note headers are incorrectly checked,
    thus potentially allowing attackers to cause a denial of service
    (out-of-bounds read and application crash) by supplying a specially
    crafted ELF file.
    
    For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
    version 5.11-2+deb7u6.
    
    For the upcoming stable distribution (jessie), this problem will be
    fixed soon.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1:5.20-2.
    
    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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