+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #152865 +++
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:
All versions of RHEL seem to be affected.
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.