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Automatic File Content Type Recognition Tool contains memory allocation problem

Vulnerability Note VU#100937

Original Release Date: 2003-03-06 | Last Revised: 2003-03-07

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.

Vendor Information

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OpenPKG

Updated:  March 06, 2003

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

Please see OpenPKG Security Advisory OpenPKG-SA-2003.017 from http://www.openpkg.org/security.html.

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Red Hat Inc.

Updated:  March 07, 2003

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

Please see https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2003-086.html

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.


CVSS Metrics

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Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental 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: None
Date Public: 2003-03-04
Date First Published: 2003-03-06
Date Last Updated: 2003-03-07 20:15 UTC
Document Revision: 6

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