Ubuntu 2369-1: file vulnerability

    Date02 Oct 2014
    CategoryUbuntu
    371
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    file could be made to crash or run programs as your login if itopened a specially crafted file.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2369-1
    October 03, 2014
    
    file vulnerability
    ==========================================================================
    
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    file could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it
    opened a specially crafted file.
    
    Software Description:
    - file: Tool to determine file types
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that file incorrectly handled certain CDF documents. A
    attacker could use this issue to cause file to hang or crash, resulting
    in a denial of service.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      file                            1:5.14-2ubuntu3.2
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      file                            5.09-2ubuntu0.5
    
    Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
      file                            5.03-5ubuntu1.4
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2369-1
      CVE-2014-3587
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/file/1:5.14-2ubuntu3.2
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/file/5.09-2ubuntu0.5
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/file/5.03-5ubuntu1.4
    
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