Bug 85635 - file utility contains buffer overflow
file utility contains buffer overflow
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: file (Show other bugs)
2.1
All Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-03-05 06:13 EST by Mark J. Cox (Product Security)
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:06 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-04-04 04:37:50 EST
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Description Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2003-03-05 06:13:27 EST
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. 

http://www.idefense.com/advisory/03.04.03.txt 
CAN-2003-0102
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2003-03-05 10:17:02 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 85297 ***
Comment 2 Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2003-03-05 10:22:11 EST
This is the Advanced Products tracking bug and therefore is not a duplicate of
85297.  Reopening.
Comment 3 Jeff Johnson 2003-03-05 11:23:09 EST
NEEDINFO so I don't have to stare at an open and pending (process imho) bug.
Comment 4 Kjartan Maraas 2003-04-03 15:03:05 EST
Wasn't this fixed in the latest errata for 2.1AS too?
Comment 5 Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2003-04-04 04:37:50 EST
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.

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2003-087.html

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