Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.10 : file vulnerabilities (USN-2123-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 72720
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt was discovered that file incorrectly handled Composite Document files. An attacker could use this issue to cause file to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. (CVE-2012-1571)
Bernd Melchers discovered that file incorrectly handled indirect offset values. An attacker could use this issue to cause file to consume resources or crash, resulting in a denial of service.
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected file and / or libmagic1 packages.