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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014-2016 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 Kaluza 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).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

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 : 3.7
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

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