Executive Summary

Summary
Title file vulnerability
Informations
NameUSN-4172-2First vendor Publication2019-10-31
VendorUbuntuLast vendor Modification2019-10-31
Severity (Vendor) N/ARevisionN/A

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

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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 14.04 ESM - Ubuntu 12.04 ESM

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:

USN-4172-1 fixed a vulnerability in file. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM Ubuntu 14.04 ESM.

Original advisory 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 14.04 ESM:
file 1:5.14-2ubuntu3.4+esm1
libmagic1 1:5.14-2ubuntu3.4+esm1

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM:
file 5.09-2ubuntu0.8
libmagic1 5.09-2ubuntu0.8

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

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/4172-2
https://usn.ubuntu.com/4172-1
CVE-2019-18218

Original Source

Url : http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-4172-2

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DateInformations
2019-11-04 13:18:50
  • First insertion