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VPR Score: 3.6
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201710-02 (file: Stack-based buffer overflow)
An issue discovered in file allows attackers to write 20 bytes to the stack buffer via a specially crafted .notes section.
A remote attacker, by using a specially crafted .notes section in an ELF binary, could execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll file users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-apps/file-5.32'