This script is Copyright (C) 2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201403-03
(file: Denial of Service)
A flaw was found in the way the file utility determines the type of a
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted file,
possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All file users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-apps/file-5.17'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : false