A vulnerability in file could result in Denial of Service.
|Package||sys-apps/file on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 5.11|
|Unaffected versions||>= 5.11|
file is a utility that guesses a file format by scanning binary data for patterns.
Multiple out-of-bounds read errors and invalid pointer dereference errors have been found in cdf.c.
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted Composite Document File (CDF) using file, possibly resulting in 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-5.11"
September 26, 2012
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