Ubuntu 3412-1: file vulnerability

    Date07 Sep 2017
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    The file utility could be made to crash if it opened a speciallycrafted file.
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3412-1
    September 07, 2017
    file vulnerability
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    - Ubuntu 17.04
    The file utility could be made to crash if it opened a specially
    crafted file.
    Software Description:
    - file: Tool to determine file types
    Thomas Jarosch discovered that file incorrectly handled certain ELF
    files. An attacker could use this to cause file to crash, resulting
    in a denial of service.
    Update instructions:
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    Ubuntu 17.04:
      file                            1:5.29-3ubuntu0.1
      libmagic1                       1:5.29-3ubuntu0.1
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    Package Information:
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