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Connectiva CLA-2003:617: File buffer overflow

by Nikola Strahija on April 6th, 2003 A buffer overflow has been found in the file command which may allow local and remote attackers to compromise system security.


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CONECTIVA LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT
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PACKAGE : file
SUMMARY : Buffer overflow vulnerability
DATE : 2003-04-04 18:58:00
ID : CLA-2003:617
RELEVANT
RELEASES : 6.0, 7.0, 8

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DESCRIPTION
The file command is used to identify a particular file according to
the type of data contained in it.

iDefense has found a buffer overflow vulnerability[1] in the file
command. This vulnerability can be triggered by the use of specially
crafted files.

Since file is a very common utility used by many subsystems (like the
printing subsystem), attackers can exploit this vulnerability to
remotely or locally compromise system security.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CAN-2003-0102 to this issue[2].


SOLUTION
All users should upgrade.


REFERENCES:
1.http://www.idefense.com/advisory/03.04.03.txt
2.http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2003-0102


UPDATED PACKAGES
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/RPMS/file-3.41-1U60_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/SRPMS/file-3.41-1U60_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/file-3.41-1U70_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/SRPMS/file-3.41-1U70_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/file-3.41-1U80_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/SRPMS/file-3.41-1U80_1cl.src.rpm


ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS
The apt tool can be used to perform RPM packages upgrades:

- run: apt-get update
- after that, execute: apt-get upgrade

Detailed instructions reagarding the use of apt and upgrade examples
can be found at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/#apt?idioma=en

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All packages are signed with Conectiva's GPG key. The key and instructions
on how to import it can be found at
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/seguranca/chave/?idioma=en
Instructions on how to check the signatures of the RPM packages can be
found at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/seguranca/politica/?idioma=en

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All our advisories and generic update instructions can be viewed at
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/?idioma=en

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Copyright 2003 (c) Conectiva Inc.
http://www.conectiva.com

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