This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
An updated file package that fixes a security flaw is now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.
The file command is used to identify a particular file according to
the type of data contained by the file.
The fix for CVE-2007-1536 introduced a new integer underflow flaw in
the file utility. An attacker could create a carefully crafted file
which, if examined by a victim using the file utility, could lead to
arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2007-2799)
This issue did not affect the version of the file utility distributed
with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 or 3.
Users should upgrade to this erratum package, which contain a
backported patch to correct this issue.
See also :
Update the affected file package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.4
Public Exploit Available : false