RHEL 4 / 5 : file (RHSA-2007:0124)

This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated file package that fixes a security flaw is now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

The file command is used to identify a particular file according to
the type of data contained by the file.

An integer underflow flaw was found in the file utility. An attacker
could create a carefully crafted file which, if examined by a victim
using the file utility, could lead to arbitrary code execution.

This issue did not affect the version of the file utility distributed
with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 or 3.

Users should upgrade to this erratum package, which contain a
backported patch to correct this issue.

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected file package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 24897 ()

Bugtraq ID: 23021

CVE ID: CVE-2007-1536