Debian LTS: DLA-1969-1: file security update

    Date23 Oct 2019
    CategoryDebian LTS
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Debianlts Large
    An issue has been found in file, a tool to determine file types by using magic numbers.
    
    Package        : file
    Version        : 1:5.22+15-2+deb8u6
    CVE ID         : CVE-2019-18218
    
    
    An issue has been found in file, a tool to determine file types by using 
    magic numbers.
    
    The number of CDF_VECTOR elements had to be restricted in order to prevent 
    a heap-based buffer overflow (4-byte out-of-bounds write).
    
    
    For Debian 8 "Jessie", this problem has been fixed in version
    1:5.22+15-2+deb8u6.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your file packages.
    
    Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS
    
    
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