Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : file (MDVSA-2014:146)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A vulnerability has been found and corrected in file :

file before 5.19 does not properly restrict the amount of data read
during a regex search, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial
of service (CPU consumption) via a crafted file that triggers
backtracking during processing of an awk rule. NOTE: this
vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2013-7345
(CVE-2014-3538).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

See also :

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2278-1/

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)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 76953 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-3538

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