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

Low Nessus Plugin ID 103047


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


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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected file and / or libmagic1 packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 103047

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3412-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/09/08

Modified: 2018/01/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


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


Base Score: 5.5

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

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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-1000249

OSVDB: 164740

USN: 3412-1