Oracle Linux 4 / 5 : file (ELSA-2007-0391)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:0391 :

An updated file package that fixes a security flaw is now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

The file command is used to identify a particular file according to
the type of data contained by the file.

The fix for CVE-2007-1536 introduced a new integer underflow flaw in
the file utility. An attacker could create a carefully crafted file
which, if examined by a victim using the file utility, could lead to
arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2007-2799)

This issue did not affect the version of the file utility distributed
with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 or 3.

Users should upgrade to this erratum package, which contain a
backported patch to correct this issue.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2007-May/000161.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2007-June/000218.html

Solution :

Update the affected file package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67507 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-2799