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FS#42759 - [file] CVE-2014-3710: out-of-bounds read

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Levente Polyak (anthraxx) - Wednesday, 12 November 2014, 10:56 GMT
Last edited by Sébastien Luttringer (seblu) - Wednesday, 12 November 2014, 19:59 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Security
Status Closed
Assigned To Sébastien Luttringer (seblu)
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No


It has been reported [0] that file 5.20-1 is vulnerable to out-of-bounds read, tracked as CVE-2014-3710 [1].

An out-of-bounds read flaw was found in file's donote() function in the way the file utility determined the note headers of a elf file. This could possibly lead to file executable crash.

The problem has been fixed upstream [2] but no release is available yet.
We recommend to backport the patch until a release is available.

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Closed by  Sébastien Luttringer (seblu)
Wednesday, 12 November 2014, 19:59 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  file-5.20-2