Ubuntu 3911-1: file vulnerabilities

    Date18 Mar 2019
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Several security issues were fixed in file.
    ==========================================================================
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3911-1
    March 18, 2019
    
    file vulnerabilities
    ==========================================================================
    
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 18.10
    - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    Several security issues were fixed in file.
    
    Software Description:
    - file: Tool to determine file types
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that file incorrectly handled certain malformed ELF
    files. An attacker could use this issue to cause a denial of service, or
    possibly execute arbitrary code.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 18.10:
      file                            1:5.34-2ubuntu0.1
      libmagic1                       1:5.34-2ubuntu0.1
    
    Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
      file                            1:5.32-2ubuntu0.2
      libmagic1                       1:5.32-2ubuntu0.2
    
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
      file                            1:5.25-2ubuntu1.2
      libmagic1                       1:5.25-2ubuntu1.2
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3911-1
      CVE-2019-8904, CVE-2019-8905, CVE-2019-8906, CVE-2019-8907
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/file/1:5.34-2ubuntu0.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/file/1:5.32-2ubuntu0.2
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/file/1:5.25-2ubuntu1.2
    
    

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