Amazon Linux AMI : file (ALAS-2014-323)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The BEGIN regular expression in the awk script detector in
magic/Magdir/commands in file before 5.15 uses multiple wildcards with
unlimited repetitions, which allows context-dependent attackers to
cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via a crafted ASCII file
that triggers a large amount of backtracking, as demonstrated via a
file with many newline characters.

See also :

Solution :

Run 'yum update file' to update your system.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 73651 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-7345