Debian Bug report logs - #619225
file: new version available with security-relevant fixes

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Package: file; Maintainer for file is Christoph Biedl <>; Source for file is src:file.

Reported by: Raphael Geissert <>

Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2011 05:24:02 UTC

Severity: important

Tags: security

Found in version file/5.04-5

Fixed in version file/5.08-1

Done: Daniel Baumann <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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From: Raphael Geissert <>
Subject: file: new version available with security-relevant fixes
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2011 23:21:09 -0600
Package: file
Version: 5.04-5
Tags: security
Severity: important


file 5.05 was released a couple of months ago and appears to contain some 
security fixes. Please upgrade the package.

I've contacted upstream via its mailing list to find out more about the 
security issues to determine whether we need to backport fixes to old/stable.

Raphael Geissert - Debian Developer -

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Message #10 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Daniel Baumann <>
Subject: Bug#619225: fixed in file 5.08-1
Date: Thu, 08 Sep 2011 16:47:13 +0000
Source: file
Source-Version: 5.08-1

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
file, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to main/f/file/file_5.08-1.debian.tar.gz
  to main/f/file/file_5.08-1.dsc
  to main/f/file/file_5.08-1_i386.deb
  to main/f/file/file_5.08.orig.tar.gz
  to main/f/file/libmagic-dev_5.08-1_i386.deb
  to main/f/file/libmagic1_5.08-1_i386.deb
  to main/f/file/python-magic-dbg_5.08-1_i386.deb
  to main/f/file/python-magic_5.08-1_i386.deb

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Daniel Baumann <> (supplier of updated file package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Thu, 08 Sep 2011 18:24:15 +0200
Source: file
Binary: file libmagic1 libmagic-dev python-magic python-magic-dbg
Architecture: source i386
Version: 5.08-1
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Daniel Baumann <>
Changed-By: Daniel Baumann <>
 file       - Determines file type using "magic" numbers
 libmagic-dev - File type determination library using "magic" numbers (developmen
 libmagic1  - File type determination library using "magic" numbers
 python-magic - File type determination library using "magic" numbers (Python bin
 python-magic-dbg - File type determination library using "magic" numbers (Python bin
Closes: 612742 619225 624585 626340 637149
 file (5.08-1) unstable; urgency=low
   [ Judit Foglszinger ]
   * Merging upstream version 5.08 (Closes: #612742, #619225, #626340).
   [ Daniel Baumann ]
   * Adding patch from Sylvain Rabot <> to add
     detection for shell scripts using /usr/bin/env in their shebang.
   * Removing magic-update-awk.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-update-bash.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-update-reiserfs.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-update-tcsh.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-update-zip.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-update-real.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-update-os2.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-update-digifax.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-update-mono.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-update-pfm.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-update-ocaml.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-update-linuxswap.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-update-linuxext.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-update-llvm.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-update-gimp.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-update-wav.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-update-z-machine.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-update-xwd.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-update-utf.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-update-spectrum.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-update-tgif.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-update-truetype.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-update-7zip.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-update-lzma.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-update-xz.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-update-qemu.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-update-psf2.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-update-dyatic.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-update-bio-rad.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-update-icon.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-add-par2.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-add-pe5.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-add-pdmenu.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-add-powertab.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-add-scummvm.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-add-sgf.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-add-sisu.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-add-snes.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-add-ssh.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-add-ssl.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-add-subversion.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-add-supercollider.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-add-xen.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-add-xcursor.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-add-freemind.patch, went upstream.
   [ Judit Foglszinger ]
   * Removing magic-add-qdbm.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-add-tokyocabinet.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-add-cromfs.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-add-scribus.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-add-selinux.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-add-bzr.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-add-git.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-add-nut.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-add-blcr.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-add-lyx.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-add-bacula.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-add-olympus.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-add-mdmp.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-add-gstreamer.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-add-xfsdump.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-add-delta-iso.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-add-delta-rpm.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-add-avchd.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-add-chiasmus.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-add-hdr.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-add-foveon-x3f.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-add-paint-net.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-add-dact.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-add-datafork.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-add-pdb.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-add-gdsii.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-add-canon.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-add-jfs.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-add-git-index.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-add-erlang.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-add-epub.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing magic-add-shebang.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing manpages-typo.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing manpages-typo2.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing manpages-typo3.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing file-coredump.patch, went upstream.
   * Updating file-localmagic.patch to apply cleanly after upstream
   * Updating doc-manpages.patch to apply cleanly after upstream changes.
   * Removing conglomeration.patch, went upstream.
   * Removing file-python.patch, not needed anymore.
   * Removing unused lintian override.
   * Adding patch from Adam Buchbinder <> to add
     new magic for BBeB ebooks (Closes: #624585).
   * Refusing to copy patchlevel.h in rules due to it's upstream removal.
   * Modifiing file-make.patch to apply after upstream changes.
   * Updating standards version to 3.9.2.
   * Adding patch from Julian Taylor <> to
     switch from dh_pysupport to dh_python2 (Closes: #637149).
   [ Daniel Baumann ]
   * Updating to debhelper version 8.
   * Updating maintainer and uploaders fields.
   * Removing vcs fields.
   * Removing references to my old email address.
   * Switching to source format version 3.0 (quilt).
   * Also removing superfluous pycompat file.
   * Compacting copyright file.
   * Updating years in copyright file.
   * Renumbering remaining patches.
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