GLSA-201403-03 : file: Denial of Service

This script is Copyright (C) 2014-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

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

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted file,
possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

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

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 72996 ()

Bugtraq ID: 65596

CVE ID: CVE-2014-1943