Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3686-1

Ubuntu Security Notice 3686-1 – Alexander Cherepanov discovered that file incorrectly handled a large number of notes. An attacker could use this issue to cause a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Alexander Cherepanov discovered that file incorrectly handled certain long strings. An attacker could use this issue to cause a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Alexander Cherepanov discovered that file incorrectly handled certain malformed ELF files. An attacker could use this issue to cause a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Various other issues were also addressed.

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