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[ MDVSA-2014:051 ] file
Mar 13 2014 10:21AM
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Mandriva Linux Security Advisory MDVSA-2014:051
Package : file
Date : March 13, 2014
Affected: Business Server 1.0
Updated file package fixes security vulnerability:
It was discovered that file before 5.17 contains a flaw in the handling
of indirect magic rules in the libmagic library, which leads to an
infinite recursion when trying to determine the file type of certain
Additionally, other well-crafted files might result in long computation
times (while using 100% CPU) and overlong results.
A flaw was found in the way the file utility determined the type of
Portable Executable (PE) format files, the executable format used on
Windows. A malicious PE file could cause the file utility to crash or,
potentially, execute arbitrary code (CVE-2014-2270).
A memory leak in file has also been fixed.
The affected packages have been upgraded to the 5.12 version and
patched to correct these flaws.
Mandriva Business Server 1/X86_64:
To upgrade automatically use MandrivaUpdate or urpmi. The verification
of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.
All packages are signed by Mandriva for security. You can obtain the
GPG public key of the Mandriva Security Team by executing:
gpg --recv-keys --keyserver pgp.mit.edu 0x22458A98
You can view other update advisories for Mandriva Linux at:
If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact
Type Bits/KeyID Date User ID
pub 1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Mandriva Security Team
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