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Security Advisory - Moderate: file security, bug fix, update - RH EL6

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Red Hat has released a security update for EL6 that will apply to
Koozali SME9.#, it has been rated as Moderate.

Update will be available from upstream as appropriate.

See here for full notice: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-0760.html

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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Moderate: file security, bug fix, and enhancement update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2016:0760-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-0760.html
Issue date:        2016-05-10
CVE Names:         CVE-2014-3538 CVE-2014-3587 CVE-2014-3710
                   CVE-2014-8116 CVE-2014-8117 CVE-2014-9620
                   CVE-2014-9653
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1. Summary:

An update for file is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact
of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which
gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from
the CVE link(s) in the References section.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Optional (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6) - x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node Optional (v. 6) - x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6) - i386, ppc64, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Optional (v. 6) - i386, ppc64, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation Optional (v. 6) - i386, x86_64

3. Description:

The file command is used to identify a particular file according to the
type of data the file contains. It can identify many different file types,
including Executable and Linkable Format (ELF) binary files, system
libraries, RPM packages, and different graphics formats.

Security Fix(es):

* Multiple flaws were found in the file regular expression rules for
detecting various files. A remote attacker could use these flaws to cause
file to consume an excessive amount of CPU. (CVE-2014-3538)

* A denial of service flaw was found in the way file parsed certain
Composite Document Format (CDF) files. A remote attacker could use this
flaw to crash file via a specially crafted CDF file. (CVE-2014-3587)

* Multiple flaws were found in the way file parsed Executable and Linkable
Format (ELF) files. A remote attacker could use these flaws to cause file
to crash, disclose portions of its memory, or consume an excessive amount
of system resources. (CVE-2014-3710, CVE-2014-8116, CVE-2014-8117,
CVE-2014-9620, CVE-2014-9653)

Red Hat would like to thank Thomas Jarosch (Intra2net AG) for reporting
CVE-2014-8116 and CVE-2014-8117. The CVE-2014-3538 issue was discovered by
Jan Kalu┼ża (Red Hat Web Stack Team) and the CVE-2014-3710 issue was
discovered by Francisco Alonso (Red Hat Product Security).

For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 6.8 Release Notes and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8
Technical Notes linked from the References section.

4. Solution:

For details on how to apply this update, which includes the changes
described in this advisory, refer to:

https://access.redhat.com/articles/11258
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