GLSA-201806-08 : file: Denial of service
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 110676
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
A remote attacker could send a specially crafted ELF file possibly resulting in 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-5.33-r2'