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    Debian: DSA-3121-1: file security update

    Date 08 Jan 2015
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    Multiple security issues have been found in file, a tool/library to determine a file type. Processing a malformed file could result in denial of service. Most of the changes are related to parsing ELF files.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3121-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                        Moritz Muehlenhoff
    January 08, 2015                       https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : file
    CVE ID         : CVE-2014-8116 CVE-2014-8117
    Debian Bug     : 773148
    
    Multiple security issues have been found in file, a tool/library to 
    determine a file type. Processing a malformed file could result in
    denial of service. Most of the changes are related to parsing ELF
    files.
    
    As part of the fixes, several limits on aspects of the detection were
    added or tightened, sometimes resulting in messages like "recursion
    limit exceeded" or "too many program header sections".
    
    To mitigate such shortcomings, these limits are controllable by a new
    - -P, --parameter option in the file program.
    
    For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in
    version 5.11-2+deb7u7.
    
    For the upcoming stable distribution (jessie), these problems will be
    fixed soon.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in
    version 1:5.21+15-1.
    
    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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