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RHSA-2015:2155: file security and bug fix update

Severity CVSS Published Added Modified
8 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) March 30, 2015 November 20, 2015 July 04, 2017


The file command is used to identify a particular file according to the type of data the file contains. It can identify many different file types, including Executable and Linkable Format (ELF) binary files, system libraries, RPM packages, and different graphics formats.Multiple denial of service flaws were found in the way file parsed certainComposite Document Format (CDF) files. A remote attacker could use eitherof these flaws to crash file, or an application using file, via a speciallycrafted CDF file. (CVE-2014-0207, CVE-2014-0237, CVE-2014-0238,CVE-2014-3479, CVE-2014-3480, CVE-2014-3487, CVE-2014-3587)Two flaws were found in the way file processed certain Pascal strings. Aremote attacker could cause file to crash if it was used to identify thetype of the attacker-supplied file. (CVE-2014-3478, CVE-2014-9652)Multiple flaws were found in the file regular expression rules fordetecting various files. A remote attacker could use these flaws to causefile to consume an excessive amount of CPU. (CVE-2014-3538)Multiple flaws were found in the way file parsed Executable and LinkableFormat (ELF) files. A remote attacker could use these flaws to cause fileto crash, disclose portions of its memory, or consume an excessive amountof system resources. (CVE-2014-3710, CVE-2014-8116, CVE-2014-8117,CVE-2014-9653)Red Hat would like to thank Thomas Jarosch of Intra2net AG for reportingthe CVE-2014-8116 and CVE-2014-8117 issues. The CVE-2014-0207,CVE-2014-0237, CVE-2014-0238, CVE-2014-3478, CVE-2014-3479, CVE-2014-3480,CVE-2014-3487, CVE-2014-3710 issues were discovered by Francisco Alonso ofRed Hat Product Security; the CVE-2014-3538 issue was discovered by JanKaluža of the Red Hat Web Stack TeamThe file packages have been updated to ensure correct operation on Powerlittle endian and ARM 64-bit hardware architectures. (BZ#1224667,BZ#1224668, BZ#1157850, BZ#1067688).All file users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, whichcontain backported patches to correct these issues.

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