[ASA-202001-2] file: arbitrary code execution
rgacogne at archlinux.org
Mon Jan 13 15:23:02 UTC 2020
Arch Linux Security Advisory ASA-202001-2
Date : 2020-01-09
CVE-ID : CVE-2019-18218
Package : file
Type : arbitrary code execution
Remote : No
Link : https://security.archlinux.org/AVG-1083
The package file before version 5.38-1 is vulnerable to arbitrary code
Upgrade to 5.38-1.
# pacman -Syu "file>=5.38-1"
The problem has been fixed upstream in version 5.38.
cdf_read_property_info in cdf.c in file through 5.37 does not restrict
the number of CDF_VECTOR elements, which allows a heap-based buffer
overflow (4-byte out-of-bounds write).
An attacker is able to execute arbitrary code on the affected host by
tricking a user to process a specially crafted file via libmagic or
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