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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 201209-14 ] file: Denial of Service Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: file: Denial of Service (GLSA 201209-14)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: September 26, 2012
Bug(s): #427368
ID: 201209-14

Synopsis

A vulnerability in file could result in Denial of Service.

Background

file is a utility that guesses a file format by scanning binary data for
patterns.


Affected Packages

Package: sys-apps/file
Vulnerable: < 5.11
Unaffected: >= 5.11
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Multiple out-of-bounds read errors and invalid pointer dereference
errors have been found in cdf.c.


Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted
Composite Document File (CDF) using file, possibly resulting in a Denial
of Service condition.


Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All file users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-apps/file-5.11"
   


References

CVE-2012-1571
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