Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : file (MDVSA-2014:051)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

Updated file package fixes security vulnerability :

It was discovered that file before 5.17 contains a flaw in the
handling of indirect magic rules in the libmagic library, which leads
to an infinite recursion when trying to determine the file type of
certain files (CVE-2014-1943).

Additionally, other well-crafted files might result in long
computation times (while using 100% CPU) and overlong results.

A flaw was found in the way the file utility determined the type of
Portable Executable (PE) format files, the executable format used on
Windows. A malicious PE file could cause the file utility to crash or,
potentially, execute arbitrary code (CVE-2014-2270).

A memory leak in file has also been fixed.

The affected packages have been upgraded to the 5.12 version and
patched to correct these flaws.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 72998 ()

Bugtraq ID: 65596

CVE ID: CVE-2014-1943

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