Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 : file vulnerability (USN-439-2)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

USN-439-1 fixed a vulnerability in file. The original fix did not
fully solve the problem. This update provides a more complete
solution.

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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.4
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28036 ()

Bugtraq ID: 24146

CVE ID: CVE-2007-2799

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