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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2013 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.

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)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28036 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-2799