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Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2014-051

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2014-051
Posted Mar 13, 2014
Authored by Mandriva | Site mandriva.com

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2014-051 - 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 files. Additionally, other well-crafted files might result in long computation times and overlong results. A flaw was found in the way the file utility determined the type of Portable Executable format files, the executable format used on Windows. A malicious PE file could cause the file utility to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. 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.

tags | advisory, arbitrary, memory leak
systems | linux, windows, mandriva
advisories | CVE-2014-1943, CVE-2014-2270
MD5 | 77e4b39e290d2e108d22f8d6fafd6181

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2014-051

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Mandriva Linux Security Advisory MDVSA-2014:051
http://www.mandriva.com/en/support/security/
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Package : file
Date : March 13, 2014
Affected: Business Server 1.0
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Problem Description:

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
files (CVE-2014-1943).

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.
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References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1943
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-2270
http://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2014-0092.html
http://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2014-0123.html
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Updated Packages:

Mandriva Business Server 1/X86_64:
5daf7e68d436107f087e08cbabd55a53 mbs1/x86_64/file-5.12-1.mbs1.x86_64.rpm
f59233880c730cd02d6e9c9bc2b50040 mbs1/x86_64/lib64magic1-5.12-1.mbs1.x86_64.rpm
9d5063b1d1e64d82df88ec926e26be58 mbs1/x86_64/lib64magic-devel-5.12-1.mbs1.x86_64.rpm
672916960ebde988649acb12fa9ff534 mbs1/x86_64/lib64magic-static-devel-5.12-1.mbs1.x86_64.rpm
f2a64add383b5d18ae6f0c29c2972a49 mbs1/x86_64/python-magic-5.12-1.mbs1.noarch.rpm
a60928e3e2bc266079b8466bd9519eb0 mbs1/SRPMS/file-5.12-1.mbs1.src.rpm
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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:

http://www.mandriva.com/en/support/security/advisories/

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

security_(at)_mandriva.com
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Type Bits/KeyID Date User ID
pub 1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Mandriva Security Team
<security*mandriva.com>
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