[USN-6359-1] file vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Tue Sep 12 18:30:31 UTC 2023

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6359-1
September 12, 2023

file vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 22.04 LTS


file could be made to crash or run programs if it opened a specially
crafted file.

Software Description:
- file: Tool to determine file types


It was discovered that file incorrectly handled certain malformed files. An
attacker could use this issue to cause a denial of service, or possibly
execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS:
   file                            1:5.41-3ubuntu0.1
   libmagic1                       1:5.41-3ubuntu0.1

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


Package Information:

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