Ubuntu 5.10 / 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : file vulnerability (USN-439-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2015 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

Jean-Sebastien Guay-Leroux discovered that 'file' did not correctly
check the size of allocated heap memory. If a user were tricked into
examining a specially crafted file with the 'file' utility, a remote
attacker could execute arbitrary code with user privileges.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28035 ()

Bugtraq ID: 23021

CVE ID: CVE-2007-1536