USN-3412-1: file vulnerability
7 September 2017
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.
- 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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.