Joined: 12 May 2004
|Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 202003-24 ] file
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: file: Heap-based buffer overflow (GLSA 202003-24)
Exploitable: local, remote
A heap-based buffer overflow in file might allow remote attackers
to execute arbitrary code.
file is a utility that guesses a file format by scanning binary data for
Vulnerable: < 5.37-r1
Unaffected: >= 5.37-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures
It was discovered that file incorrectly handled certain malformed files.
A remote attacker could entice a user to process a specially crafted
file via libmagic or file, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary
code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All file users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-apps/file-5.37-r1"