Ubuntu 17.04 : file vulnerability (USN-3412-1)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 103047

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VPR Score: 3.6

Synopsis

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

Description

Thomas Jarosch discovered that file incorrectly handled certain ELF files. An attacker could use this to cause file to crash, resulting in a denial of service.

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Solution

Update the affected file and / or libmagic1 packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3412-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 103047

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3412-1.nasl

Version: 3.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/09/08

Updated: 2019/09/18

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:canonical:ubuntu_linux:file, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libmagic1, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:17.04

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/09/07

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/09/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-1000249

USN: 3412-1