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 :

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 72790 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-1943

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