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Date: Wed, 29 Feb 2012 18:52:30 +0100
From: Florian Weimer <>
Subject: Re: Bugs in "file" program VU#621745

* Kurt Seifried:

>> We recently pointed the CERT BFF at the ubiquitous "file" command
>> and found a few bugs.  While we've not proven the bugs to be
>> exploitable, we've also not ruled out the possibility that they
>> could be.
>> Fixes were committed on Feb 16, 2012: 

> If any of these are security issues please let me know and I will
> assign CVE #'s.

file also provides a library, libmagic.  This could lead to crashes of
server processes which use libmagic.  Debian will likely release a fix
as a security update.

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