Amazon Linux AMI : file Denial of Service (ALAS-2014-304)

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Synopsis :

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description :

Fine Free file before 5.17 allows context-dependent attackers to cause
a denial of service (infinite recursion, CPU consumption, and crash)
via a crafted indirect offset value in the magic of a file.
(CVE-2014-1943)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?65a354b9

Solution :

Run 'yum update file' to update your system.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 73058 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-1943