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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014 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).

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