Date: Thu, 7 Apr 2011 11:37:29 -0600 From: Vincent Danen <vdanen@...hat.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com, file@...gw.com Cc: christos@...las.com Subject: Re: Possible security fixes in 5.05? * [2011-03-21 23:16:15 -0600] Raphael Geissert wrote: >Hi, > >>From file's 5.05 changelog it seems like some security-relevant changes were >made, but I'm unable to find further information. I saw a git repository being >mentioned in a message but I can't find it either. > >Can anyone please shed some light to the security-related changes? > >I would like to encourage developers to communicate such kind of issues openly >in this list, as it helps getting them fixed in distributions. > >Thanks in advance. > >http://mx.gw.com/pipermail/file/2011/000690.html Looks like there are a few issues here: 2011-01-16 19:31 Reuben Thomas <rrt at sc3d.org> * Fix two potential buffer overruns in apprentice_list. https://github.com/glensc/file/commit/148f1089b5c4f5ec5d51c2f147379817cb9ac47d 2010-09-20 15:24 Reuben Thomas <rrt at sc3d.org> * Minor security fix to softmagic.c (don't use untrusted string as printf format). https://github.com/glensc/file/commit/b05926f28f3cab0ef77101f89be154329dcb8dea I have not looked at them in more depth to see how much of a problem they are, or when they were introduced (in order to know which versions are affected), etc. I'm cc'ing Christos to see if he can perhaps enlighten us. -- Vincent Danen / Red Hat Security Response Team
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