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Debian: DSA-3072-1: file security update

Date 12 Nov 2014
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Posted By LinuxSecurity 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.
https://www.debian.org/security/                           Thijs Kinkhorst
November 11, 2014                      https://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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