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USN-439-2: file vulnerability

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USN-439-2: file vulnerability

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
05/23/2007
Created
07/25/2018
Added
05/06/2013
Modified
07/09/2020

Description

Integer overflow in the "file" program 4.20, when running on 32-bit systems, as used in products including The Sleuth Kit, might allow user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary code via a large file that triggers an overflow that bypasses an assert() statement. NOTE: this issue is due to an incorrect patch for CVE-2007-1536.

Solution(s)

  • ubuntu-upgrade-libmagic1

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