Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : file (MDVSA-2015:010)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated file packages fix security vulnerabilities :

Thomas Jarosch of Intra2net AG reported that using the file command on
a specially crafted ELF binary could lead to a denial of service due
to uncontrolled resource consumption (CVE-2014-8116).

Thomas Jarosch of Intra2net AG reported that using the file command on
a specially crafted ELF binary could lead to a denial of service due
to uncontrolled recursion (CVE-2014-8117).

The ELF parser in file 5.08 through 5.21 allows remote attackers to
cause a denial of service via a large number of notes (CVE-2014-9620).

The ELF parser in file 5.16 through 5.21 allows remote attackers to
cause a denial of service via a long string (CVE-2014-9621).

The updated file packages has been upgraded to the latest 5.22 version
which is not vulnerable to these issues.

See also :

http://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2014-0537.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: 80429 ()

Bugtraq ID: 71692
71700

CVE ID: CVE-2014-8116
CVE-2014-8117
CVE-2014-9620
CVE-2014-9621

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