Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.10 : file vulnerabilities (USN-2123-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that file incorrectly handled Composite Document
files. An attacker could use this issue to cause file to crash,
resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu
10.04 LTS and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. (CVE-2012-1571)

Bernd Melchers discovered that file incorrectly handled indirect
offset values. An attacker could use this issue to cause file to
consume resources or crash, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2014-1943).

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 file and / or libmagic1 packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 72720 ()

Bugtraq ID: 52225
65596

CVE ID: CVE-2012-1571
CVE-2014-1943

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