FreeBSD : file -- denial of service (815dbcf9-a2d6-11e3-8088-002590860428)

This script is Copyright (C) 2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.

Description :

The Fine Free file project reports :

file before 5.17 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial
of service (infinite recursion, CPU consumption, and crash) via a
crafted indirect offset value in the magic of a file.

See also :

http://mx.gw.com/pipermail/file/2014/001327.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?479f3403

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 72790 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-1943

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