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Re: Bugs in "file" program VU#621745
From: Kurt Seifried <kseifried () redhat com>
Date: Wed, 29 Feb 2012 15:10:47 -0700

On 02/29/2012 10:52 AM, Florian Weimer wrote:
* Kurt Seifried:

We recently pointed the CERT BFF at the ubiquitous "file" command
and found a few bugs.  While we've not proven the bugs to be
exploitable, we've also not ruled out the possibility that they
could be.

Fixes were committed on Feb 16, 2012: 

If any of these are security issues please let me know and I will
assign CVE #'s.

file also provides a library, libmagic.  This could lead to crashes of
server processes which use libmagic.  Debian will likely release a fix
as a security update.

Fair enough but I'd like some details before issuing CVE's, like what
are the actual security issues that have been fixed?

Kurt Seifried Red Hat Security Response Team (SRT)

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