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.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 85297 ***
This is the Advanced Products tracking bug and therefore is not a duplicate of
NEEDINFO so I don't have to stare at an open and pending (process imho) bug.
Wasn't this fixed in the latest errata for 2.1AS too?
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
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