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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200705-25
(file: Integer overflow)
Colin Percival from FreeBSD reported that the previous fix for the
file_printf() buffer overflow introduced a new integer overflow.
A remote attacker could entice a user to run the file program on an
overly large file (more than 1Gb) that would trigger an integer
overflow on 32-bit systems, possibly leading to the execution of
arbitrary code with the rights of the user running file.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
Since file is a system package, all Gentoo users should upgrade to the
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-apps/file-4.21'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1