USN-3686-2: file vulnerabilities

28 June 2018

file vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 12.04 ESM

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in file.

Software Description

  • file - Tool to determine file types

Details

USN-3686-1 fixed a vulnerability in file. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that file incorrectly handled certain magic files. An attacker could use this issue with a specially crafted magic file to cause a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-8865)

It was discovered that file incorrectly handled certain malformed ELF files. An attacker could use this issue to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2018-10360)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
file - 5.09-2ubuntu0.7
libmagic1 - 5.09-2ubuntu0.7

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.

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