Scientific Linux Security Update : file on SL7.x x86_64

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Multiple denial of service flaws were found in the way file parsed
certain Composite Document Format (CDF) files. A remote attacker could
use either of these flaws to crash file, or an application using file,
via a specially crafted CDF file. (CVE-2014-0207, CVE-2014-0237,
CVE-2014-0238, CVE-2014-3479, CVE-2014-3480, CVE-2014-3487,
CVE-2014-3587)

Two flaws were found in the way file processed certain Pascal strings.
A remote attacker could cause file to crash if it was used to identify
the type of the attacker-supplied file. (CVE-2014-3478, CVE-2014-9652)

Multiple flaws were found in the file regular expression rules for
detecting various files. A remote attacker could use these flaws to
cause file to consume an excessive amount of CPU. (CVE-2014-3538)

Multiple flaws were found in the way file parsed Executable and
Linkable Format (ELF) files. A remote attacker could use these flaws
to cause file to crash, disclose portions of its memory, or consume an
excessive amount of system resources. (CVE-2014-3710, CVE-2014-8116,
CVE-2014-8117, CVE-2014-9653)

The file packages have been updated to ensure correct operation on
Power little endian and ARM 64-bit hardware architectures.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?8fb02e24

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

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