GLSA-201503-08 : file: Denial of Service

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201503-08
(file: Denial of Service)

Multiple issues with the ELF parser used by the file utility have been
detected and fixed.

Impact :

A context-dependent attacker can cause Denial of Service.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201503-08

Solution :

All file users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-apps/file-5.22'

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 : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 82007 ()

Bugtraq ID: 66002
71714
71715

CVE ID: CVE-2014-2270
CVE-2014-9620
CVE-2014-9621

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