Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 152865
CAN-2004-1304, File ELF Header Unspecified Buffer Overflow
Last modified: 2007-04-18 13:22:27 EDT
04.48.16 CVE: Not Available
Title: File ELF Header Unspecified Buffer Overflow
Description: The Unix file command is affected by a buffer overflow
vulnerability. This issue is due to a failure of the application to
properly validate string lengths in the affected files prior to
copying them into static process buffers. This can be leveraged by an
attacker to execute hostile code on the vulnerable system.
------- Additional Comments From firstname.lastname@example.org 2004-12-14 08:40:43 ----
gentoo has an advisory on it, now, too:
------- Additional Comments From email@example.com 2005-02-15 07:21:09 ----
This seems to be CAN-2004-1304. Red Hat has not bothered to patch this.
------- Bug moved to this database by firstname.lastname@example.org 2005-03-30 18:30 -------
This bug previously known as bug 2331 at https://bugzilla.fedora.us/
Originally filed under the Fedora Legacy product and Package request component.
Unknown priority P2. Setting to default priority "normal".
Unknown platform PC. Setting to default platform "All".
Setting qa contact to the default for this product.
This bug either had no qa contact or an invalid one.
This was discussed by vendor-sec and found to be a non-issue. A number of
patches were added to correct issues in file. The implications of these issues
is that a malformed ELF binary could cause an error, or in the worst case a
crash during operation. The flaws were not found to be exploitable.
Should this be closed as WONTFIX?
This doesn't seem to be important enough to fix just on its own, so mark it DEFER.
This won't be released by Fedora Legacy.