Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : file (MDVSA-2014:116)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated file packages fix security vulnerabilities :

A flaw was found in the way file's Composite Document Files (CDF)
format parser handle CDF files with many summary info entries. The
cdf_unpack_summary_info() function unnecessarily repeatedly read the
info from the same offset. This led to many file_printf() calls in
cdf_file_property_info(), which caused file to use an excessive amount
of CPU time when parsing a specially crafted CDF file (CVE-2014-0237).

A flaw was found in the way file parsed property information from
Composite Document Files (CDF) files. A property entry with 0 elements
triggers an infinite loop (CVE-2014-0238).

See also :

http://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2014-0252.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 74449 ()

Bugtraq ID: 67759
67765

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0237
CVE-2014-0238

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