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|Posted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 201403-03 ] file: Denial of Service
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: file: Denial of Service (GLSA 201403-03)
Date: March 13, 2014
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: < 5.17
Unaffected: >= 5.17
Architectures: All supported architectures
A flaw was found in the way the file utility determines the type of a
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted 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-5.17"