Debian DSA-3965-1 : file - security update

Low Nessus Plugin ID 102963

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VPR Score: 3.6

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.

Description

Thomas Jarosch discovered a stack-based buffer overflow flaw in file, a file type classification tool, which may result in denial of service if an ELF binary with a specially crafted .notes section is processed.

Solution

Upgrade the file packages.

For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 1:5.30-1+deb9u1.

See Also

https://packages.debian.org/source/stretch/file

https://www.debian.org/security/2017/dsa-3965

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 102963

File Name: debian_DSA-3965.nasl

Version: 3.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/09/06

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:file, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/09/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-1000249

DSA: 3965