Ubuntu Update for Linux kernel vulnerabilities USN-439-2
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USN-439-1 fixed a vulnerability in file. The original fix did not fully solve the problem. This update provides a more complete solution. Original advisory details: Jean-Sebastien Guay-Leroux discovered that " file" did not correctly check the size of allocated heap memory. If a user were tricked into examining a specially crafted file with the " file" utility, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with user privileges.
file vulnerability on Ubuntu 6.06 LTS , Ubuntu 6.10 , Ubuntu 7.04