Executive Summary

Summary
Title file vulnerability
Informations
NameUSN-4172-1First vendor Publication2019-10-30
VendorUbuntuLast vendor Modification2019-10-30
Severity (Vendor) N/ARevisionN/A

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector :
Cvss Base ScoreN/AAttack RangeN/A
Cvss Impact ScoreN/AAttack ComplexityN/A
Cvss Expoit ScoreN/AAuthenticationN/A
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Detail

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

- Ubuntu 19.10 - Ubuntu 19.04 - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Summary:

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

Software Description: - file: Tool to determine file types

Details:

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 19.10:
file 1:5.37-5ubuntu0.1
libmagic1 1:5.37-5ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 19.04:
file 1:5.35-4ubuntu0.1
libmagic1 1:5.35-4ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
file 1:5.32-2ubuntu0.3
libmagic1 1:5.32-2ubuntu0.3

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
file 1:5.25-2ubuntu1.3
libmagic1 1:5.25-2ubuntu1.3

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

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/4172-1
CVE-2019-18218

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/file/1:5.37-5ubuntu0.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/file/1:5.35-4ubuntu0.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/file/1:5.32-2ubuntu0.3
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/file/1:5.25-2ubuntu1.3

Original Source

Url : http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-4172-1

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DateInformations
2019-10-30 17:19:05
  • First insertion