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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
8 September 2017
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: Ubuntu
Impact/Access: Denial of Service -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2017-1000249
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3412-1
September 07, 2017
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- - Ubuntu 17.04
The file utility could be made to crash if it opened a specially
- - file: Tool to determine file types
Thomas Jarosch discovered that file incorrectly handled certain ELF
files. An attacker could use this to cause file to crash, resulting
in a denial of service.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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