Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2015 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
USN-439-1 fixed a vulnerability in file. The original fix did not
fully solve the problem. This update provides a more complete
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.
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.4
Public Exploit Available : false