[USN-3412-1] file vulnerability

Steve Beattie steve.beattie at canonical.com
Thu Sep 7 21:16:03 UTC 2017

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3412-1
September 07, 2017

file vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 17.04


The file utility could be made to crash if it opened a specially
crafted file.

Software Description:
- file: Tool to determine file types


Thomas Jarosch discovered that file incorrectly handled certain ELF
files. An attacker could use this 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 17.04:
  file                            1:5.29-3ubuntu0.1
  libmagic1                       1:5.29-3ubuntu0.1

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


Package Information:

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