[SECURITY] [DSA 3021-2] file regression update

ID DEBIAN:DSA-3021-2:CD892
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2014-09-10T21:29:46


Debian Security Advisory DSA-3021-2 security@debian.org http://www.debian.org/security/ Luciano Bello September 10, 2014 http://www.debian.org/security/faq

Package : file CVE ID : CVE-2014-0207 CVE-2014-0237 CVE-2014-0238 CVE-2014-3478 CVE-2014-3479 CVE-2014-3480 CVE-2014-3487 CVE-2014-3538 CVE-2014-3587

This update corrects DSA 3021-1, which introduced a regression in the detection of a some "Composite Document Files" (CDF), marking them look as corrupted, with the error: "Can't expand summary_info".

On additional information, 5.11-2+deb7u4 changed the detection of certain text files in the same way php5 did this in 5.4.4-14+deb7u13. Since the new output is more accurate and this change also restored the better detection as seen in the squeeze version of file, this is not being reverted.

For reference, the original advisory text follows:

Multiple security issues have been found in file, a tool to determine a file type. These vulnerabilities allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service, via resource consumption or application crash.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 5.11-2+deb7u5.

We recommend that you upgrade your file packages.

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