A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
Several security issues were fixed in file.
- file: Tool to determine file types
USN-3686-1 fixed a vulnerability in file. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.
Original advisory details:
It was discovered that file incorrectly handled certain magic files.
An attacker could use this issue with a specially crafted magic file
to cause a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
It was discovered that file incorrectly handled certain malformed ELF
files. An attacker could use this issue to cause a denial of service.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following