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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-201412-48
(file: Denial of Service)
An issue with the ELF parser used by the file utility can cause a
resource consumption when reading a specially crafted ELF binary.
A context-dependent attacker may be able to cause Denial of Service.
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-5.21'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : false