[Trisquel-security] [USN-2162-1] file vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Mon Apr 7 15:09:07 CEST 2014

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2162-1
April 07, 2014

file vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 13.10
- Ubuntu 12.10
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS


File could be made to crash if it processed a specially crafted file.

Software Description:
- file: Tool to determine file types


It was discovered that file incorrectly handled PE executable files. An
attacker could use this issue to cause file to crash, resulting in a denial
of service.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 13.10:
  file                            5.11-2ubuntu4.2
  libmagic1                       5.11-2ubuntu4.2

Ubuntu 12.10:
  file                            5.11-2ubuntu0.2
  libmagic1                       5.11-2ubuntu0.2

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  file                            5.09-2ubuntu0.3
  libmagic1                       5.09-2ubuntu0.3

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
  file                            5.03-5ubuntu1.2
  libmagic1                       5.03-5ubuntu1.2

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.


Package Information:

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