GLSA-201408-08 : file: Denial of Service

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201408-08
(file: Denial of Service)

BEGIN regular expression in the awk script detector in
magic/Magdir/commands uses multiple wildcards with unlimited repetitions.

Impact :

A context-dependent attacker could entice a user to open a specially
crafted file,
possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All file users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-apps/file-5.15'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 77452 ()

Bugtraq ID: 66406

CVE ID: CVE-2013-7345

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