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|Posted: Mon Dec 13, 2004 11:39 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200412-07 ] file: Arbitrary code execution
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: file: Arbitrary code execution (GLSA 200412-07)
Date: December 13, 2004
Updated: May 22, 2006
The code for parsing ELF headers in file contains a flaw which may allow an
attacker to execute arbitrary code.
file is a utility used to identify the type of a file.
Vulnerable: < 4.12
Unaffected: >= 4.12
Architectures: All supported architectures
A possible stack overflow has been found in the ELF header parsing code
An attacker may be able to create a specially crafted ELF file which,
when processed with file, may allow the execution of arbitrary code.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All file users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-apps/file-4.12"
SecurityTracker Alert ID 1012433
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