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

This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2014 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.
(CVE-2007-1536)

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 :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2007-1536.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-0124.html

Solution :

Update the affected file package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 24897 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-1536