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[GLSA-200412-07] file: Arbitrary code execution

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
file: Arbitrary code execution

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200412-07
(file: Arbitrary code execution)


A possible stack overflow has been found in the ELF header parsing
code of file.

Impact

A possible hacker may be able to create a specially crafted ELF file
which, when processed with file, may permit the execution of arbitrary
code.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://securitytracker.com/id?1012433


Solution:
All file users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-apps/file-4.12"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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