Debian Security Advisory
DLA-1969-1 file -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 23 Oct 2019
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2019-18218.
- More information:
An issue has been found in file, a tool to determine file types by using magic numbers.
The number of CDF_VECTOR elements had to be restricted in order to prevent a heap-based buffer overflow (4-byte out-of-bounds write).
For Debian 8
Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 1:5.22+15-2+deb8u6.
We recommend that you upgrade your file packages.
Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS