GLSA-201806-08 : file: Denial of service

medium Nessus Plugin ID 110676
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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201806-08 (file: Denial of service)

File does not properly utilize the do_core_note function in readelf.c in libmagic.a.
Impact :

A remote attacker could send a specially crafted ELF file possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All file users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-apps/file-5.33-r2'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 110676

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201806-08.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Published: 6/25/2018

Updated: 9/4/2018

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:file, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 6/23/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-10360

GLSA: 201806-08