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RHSA-2007:0124: file security update

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RHSA-2007:0124: file security update

Severity
9
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
03/20/2007
Created
07/25/2018
Added
04/05/2007
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

An updated file package that fixes a security flaw is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

The file command is used to identify a particular file according to the type of data contained by the file. An integer underflow flaw was found in the file utility. An attacker could create a carefully crafted file which, if examined by a victim using the file utility, could lead to arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2007-1536) This issue did not affect the version of the file utility distributed with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 or 3. Users should upgrade to this erratum package, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-file

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