Bug 234817 - file reports wrong filetype for microsoft word file
file reports wrong filetype for microsoft word file
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: file (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Martin Bacovsky
: 249582 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2007-04-02 06:02 EDT by Ditesh Kumar
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-08-20 09:57:39 EDT
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Example of file that gives false positive (989.00 KB, application/msword)
2007-04-02 06:02 EDT, Ditesh Kumar
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Description Ditesh Kumar 2007-04-02 06:02:08 EDT
Description of problem:

file reports wrong filetype for attached Microsoft Word file. This is due to a
false positive in /usr/share/file/magic on line 9173.

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How reproducible:

It can be reproduced as follows

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Save attached file to disk.
2. run 'file sealedbid.doc'
3. output should be 'Microsoft Office Document' and not 'Microsoft Installer'
Actual results:

Output is 'Microsoft Installer'

Expected results:

Output is 'Microsoft Office Document'

Additional info:
Comment 1 Ditesh Kumar 2007-04-02 06:02:09 EDT
Created attachment 151412 [details]
Example of file that gives false positive
Comment 2 Adam Huffman 2007-06-22 07:21:22 EDT
I have seen this too.
Comment 3 Paul W. Frields 2007-07-25 16:02:05 EDT
See page 8 of the OpenOffice.org Compound Document file format analysis, at
http://sc.openoffice.org/compdocfileformat.pdf -- compare this to line 9464-9465
of the current /usr/share/magic from the file-4.21-1.fc7 package.  Only the
first 8 bytes should be used as an identifier, the rest can vary.  Lines 9464
and 9465 should be reversed for a proper identification.

Comment 4 Martin Bacovsky 2007-08-20 09:27:22 EDT
*** Bug 249582 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Martin Bacovsky 2007-08-20 09:57:39 EDT
Thanks to Paul for usefull link. This issue should be fixed in RAWHIDE.

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