Scientific Linux Security Update : file on SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Security Fix(es) :

- 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)

- A denial of service flaw was found in the way file
parsed certain Composite Document Format (CDF) files. A
remote attacker could use this flaw to crash file via a
specially crafted CDF file. (CVE-2014-3587)

- 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-2014-9620,
CVE-2014-9653)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?a45ea396

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)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 91537 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-3538
CVE-2014-3587
CVE-2014-3710
CVE-2014-8116
CVE-2014-8117
CVE-2014-9620
CVE-2014-9653

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