Ubuntu 3412-1: file vulnerability

    Date07 Sep 2017
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    The file utility could be made to crash if it opened a speciallycrafted file.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3412-1
    September 07, 2017
    
    file vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 17.04
    
    Summary:
    
    The file utility could be made to crash if it opened a specially
    crafted file.
    
    Software Description:
    - file: Tool to determine file types
    
    Details:
    
    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.
    
    References:
      https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3412-1
      CVE-2017-1000249
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/file/1:5.29-3ubuntu0.1
    
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