Ubuntu 4172-2: file vulnerability

    Date 31 Oct 2019
    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    file could be made to crash or run programs if it opened a specially crafted file.
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4172-2
    October 31, 2019
    file vulnerability
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    - Ubuntu 14.04 ESM
    - Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
    file could be made to crash or run programs if it opened a specially
    crafted file.
    Software Description:
    - file: Tool to determine file types
    USN-4172-1 fixed a vulnerability in file. This update provides
    the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM Ubuntu 14.04 ESM.
    Original advisory details:
     It was discovered that file incorrectly handled certain malformed 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 14.04 ESM:
      file                            1:5.14-2ubuntu3.4+esm1
      libmagic1                       1:5.14-2ubuntu3.4+esm1
    Ubuntu 12.04 ESM:
      file                            5.09-2ubuntu0.8
      libmagic1                       5.09-2ubuntu0.8
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

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