Automatic File Content Type Recognition Tool contains memory allocation problem

2003-03-06T00:00:00
ID VU:100937
Type cert
Reporter CERT
Modified 2003-03-07T00:00:00

Description

Overview

A memory allocation problem exists in the "Automatic File Content Type Recognition Tool" versions of the file[1] package prior to 3.41.

Description

According to an OpenPKG advisory, a memory allocation problem exists in the "Automatic File Content Type Recognition Tool" (AFCTR tool) versions of the file[1] package prior to 3.41.


Impact

The complete impact of this vulnerability is not yet known. This vulnerability may be exploited by a user on the local system.


Solution

Upgrade to the version 3.41 of the file[1] package, or apply a patch specified by your vendor.


Systems Affected

Vendor| Status| Date Notified| Date Updated
---|---|---|---
OpenPKG| | -| 06 Mar 2003
Red Hat Inc.| | -| 07 Mar 2003
If you are a vendor and your product is affected, let us know.

CVSS Metrics

Group | Score | Vector
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Base | N/A | N/A
Temporal | N/A | N/A
Environmental | N/A | N/A

References

  • <ftp://ftp.astron.com/pub/files>

Credit

Jeff Johnson is credited with discovering this vulnerability in an OpenPKG advisory.

This document was written by Jason A Rafail.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: Unknown
  • Date Public: 04 Mar 2003
  • Date First Published: 06 Mar 2003
  • Date Last Updated: 07 Mar 2003
  • Document Revision: 6