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|Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 201209-14 ] file: Denial of Service
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: file: Denial of Service (GLSA 201209-14)
Date: September 26, 2012
A vulnerability in file could result in Denial of Service.
file is a utility that guesses a file format by scanning binary data for
Vulnerable: < 5.11
Unaffected: >= 5.11
Architectures: All supported architectures
Multiple out-of-bounds read errors and invalid pointer dereference
errors have been found in cdf.c.
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.
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-5.11"