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Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2014 11:21:00 +0100
Subject: [ MDVSA-2014:051 ] file

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 Mandriva Linux Security Advisory                         MDVSA-2014:051

 Package : file
 Date    : March 13, 2014
 Affected: Business Server 1.0

 Problem Description:

 Updated file package fixes security vulnerability:
 It was discovered that file before 5.17 contains a flaw in the handling
 of indirect magic rules in the libmagic library, which leads to an
 infinite recursion when trying to determine the file type of certain
 files (CVE-2014-1943).
 Additionally, other well-crafted files might result in long computation
 times (while using 100% CPU) and overlong results.
 A flaw was found in the way the file utility determined the type of
 Portable Executable (PE) format files, the executable format used on
 Windows. A malicious PE file could cause the file utility to crash or,
 potentially, execute arbitrary code (CVE-2014-2270).
 A memory leak in file has also been fixed.
 The affected packages have been upgraded to the 5.12 version and
 patched to correct these flaws.


 Updated Packages:

 Mandriva Business Server 1/X86_64:
 5daf7e68d436107f087e08cbabd55a53  mbs1/x86_64/file-5.12-1.mbs1.x86_64.rpm
 f59233880c730cd02d6e9c9bc2b50040  mbs1/x86_64/lib64magic1-5.12-1.mbs1.x86_64.rpm
 9d5063b1d1e64d82df88ec926e26be58  mbs1/x86_64/lib64magic-devel-5.12-1.mbs1.x86_64.rpm
 672916960ebde988649acb12fa9ff534  mbs1/x86_64/lib64magic-static-devel-5.12-1.mbs1.x86_64.rpm
 f2a64add383b5d18ae6f0c29c2972a49  mbs1/x86_64/python-magic-5.12-1.mbs1.noarch.rpm 
 a60928e3e2bc266079b8466bd9519eb0  mbs1/SRPMS/file-5.12-1.mbs1.src.rpm

 To upgrade automatically use MandrivaUpdate or urpmi.  The verification
 of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

 All packages are signed by Mandriva for security.  You can obtain the
 GPG public key of the Mandriva Security Team by executing:

  gpg --recv-keys --keyserver 0x22458A98

 You can view other update advisories for Mandriva Linux at:

 If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact


 Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
 pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Mandriva Security Team
Version: GnuPG v1.4.12 (GNU/Linux)


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