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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
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.
A context-dependent attacker could entice a user to open a specially
possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
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