Vulnerability Note VU#100937

Automatic File Content Type Recognition Tool contains memory allocation problem

Original Release date: 06 Mar 2003 | Last revised: 07 Mar 2003

Overview

A memory allocation problem exists in the "Automatic File Content Type Recognition Tool" versions of the file[1] package prior to 3.41.

Description

According to an OpenPKG advisory, a memory allocation problem exists in the "Automatic File Content Type Recognition Tool" (AFCTR tool) versions of the file[1] package prior to 3.41.

Impact

The complete impact of this vulnerability is not yet known. This vulnerability may be exploited by a user on the local system.

Solution

Upgrade to the version 3.41 of the file[1] package, or apply a patch specified by your vendor.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
OpenPKGAffected-06 Mar 2003
Red Hat Inc.Affected-07 Mar 2003
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

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Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A N/A

References

Credit

Jeff Johnson is credited with discovering this vulnerability in an OpenPKG advisory.

This document was written by Jason A Rafail.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: Unknown
  • Date Public: 04 Mar 2003
  • Date First Published: 06 Mar 2003
  • Date Last Updated: 07 Mar 2003
  • Document Revision: 6

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