Bug 85635 - file utility contains buffer overflow
Summary: file utility contains buffer overflow
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: file
Version: 2.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeff Johnson
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-03-05 11:13 UTC by Mark J. Cox
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:06 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2003-04-04 09:37:50 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2003:087 0 high SHIPPED_LIVE Moderate: file security update 2003-03-05 05:00:00 UTC

Description Mark J. Cox 2003-03-05 11:13:27 UTC
The file utility before version 3.41 contains a buffer overflow
vulnerability in the ELF parsing routines. This can allow an attacker to
create a carefully crafted binary that can cause arbitrary code to run if a
victim runs the 'file' command on the binary. 


Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2003-03-05 15:17:02 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 85297 ***

Comment 2 Mark J. Cox 2003-03-05 15:22:11 UTC
This is the Advanced Products tracking bug and therefore is not a duplicate of
85297.  Reopening.

Comment 3 Jeff Johnson 2003-03-05 16:23:09 UTC
NEEDINFO so I don't have to stare at an open and pending (process imho) bug.

Comment 4 Kjartan Maraas 2003-04-03 20:03:05 UTC
Wasn't this fixed in the latest errata for 2.1AS too?

Comment 5 Mark J. Cox 2003-04-04 09:37:50 UTC
An errata has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report. 
This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen 
this bug report if the solution does not work for you.


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