GLSA-201701-42 : file: Multiple vulnerabilities

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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-201701-42
(file: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in file. Please review the
CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user or automated system to process a
specially crafted input file, possibly resulting in execution of
arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, a Denial of Service
condition or have other unspecified impacts.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201701-42

Solution :

All file users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-apps/file-5.23'

Risk factor :

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

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 96576 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-3710
CVE-2014-9652
CVE-2014-9653
CVE-2015-8865

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