Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : file vulnerabilities (USN-2494-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2015-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2015-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Francisco Alonso discovered that file incorrectly handled certain ELF
files. An attacker could use this issue to cause file to crash,
resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2014-3710)

Thomas Jarosch discovered that file incorrectly handled certain ELF
files. An attacker could use this issue to cause file to hang or
crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2014-8116)

Thomas Jarosch discovered that file incorrectly limited recursion. An
attacker could use this issue to cause file to hang or crash,
resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2014-8117).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected file package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 81178 ()

Bugtraq ID: 70807
71692
71700

CVE ID: CVE-2014-3710
CVE-2014-8116
CVE-2014-8117

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