Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 13.10 / 14.04 : file vulnerabilities (USN-2278-1)

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 :

Mike Frysinger discovered that the file awk script detector used
multiple wildcard with unlimited repetitions. An attacker could use
this issue to cause file to consume resources, resulting in a denial
of service. (CVE-2013-7345)

Francisco Alonso discovered that file incorrectly handled certain CDF
documents. A attacker could use this issue to cause file to hang or
crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2014-0207,
CVE-2014-3478, CVE-2014-3479, CVE-2014-3480, CVE-2014-3487)

Jan Kaluža discovered that file did not properly restrict the amount
of data read during regex searches. An attacker could use this issue
to cause file to consume resources, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2014-3538).

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: 76525 ()

Bugtraq ID: 66406
68120
68238
68239
68241
68243
68348

CVE ID: CVE-2013-7345
CVE-2014-0207
CVE-2014-3478
CVE-2014-3479
CVE-2014-3480
CVE-2014-3487
CVE-2014-3538