Ubuntu 3686-2: file vulnerabilities

    Date28 Jun 2018
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Several security issues were fixed in file.
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3686-2
    June 28, 2018
    file vulnerabilities
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    - Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
    Several security issues were fixed in file.
    Software Description:
    - file: Tool to determine file types
    USN-3686-1 fixed a vulnerability in file. This update provides
    the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.
    Original advisory details:
     It was discovered that file incorrectly handled certain magic files.
     An attacker could use this issue with a specially crafted magic file
     to cause a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
     It was discovered that file incorrectly handled certain malformed ELF
     files. An attacker could use this issue to cause a denial of service.
    Update instructions:
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    Ubuntu 12.04 ESM:
      file                            5.09-2ubuntu0.7
      libmagic1                       5.09-2ubuntu0.7
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary
      CVE-2015-8865, CVE-2018-10360
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