Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : file (MDKSA-2007:114)

This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

The update to correct CVE-2007-1536 (MDKSA-2007:067), a buffer
overflow in the file_printf() function, introduced a new integer
overflow as reported by Colin Percival. This flaw, if an attacker
could trick a user into running file on a specially crafted file,
could possibly lead to the execution of arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running file (CVE-2007-2799).

As well, in file 4.20, flawed regular expressions to identify OS/2
REXX files could lead to a denial of service via CPU consumption
(CVE-2007-2026).

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 25439 (mandrake_MDKSA-2007-114.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 24146

CVE ID: CVE-2007-2026
CVE-2007-2799

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