libmagic 5.35 readelf.c do_bid_note out-of-bounds read

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in libmagic 5.35. This affects the function do_bid_note of the file readelf.c. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a information disclosure vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-125. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

do_bid_note in readelf.c in libmagic.a in file 5.35 has a stack-based buffer over-read, related to file_printf and file_vprintf.

The bug was discovered 02/19/2019. The weakness was shared 02/18/2019 (Website). The advisory is shared at securityfocus.com. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2019-8904 since 02/18/2019. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available.

The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 277708 (Fedora Security Update for file (FEDORA-2019-15f5147b27)).

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at SecurityFocus (BID 107130). The entries 130990, 130991 and 130992 are related to this item.

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Class: Information disclosure
CWE: CWE-125
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Advisory: securityfocus.com
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2019-8904 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 107130 - file CVE-2019-8904 Stack Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

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Created: 02/19/2019 08:14 AM
Updated: 05/11/2020 10:07 AM
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