Debian DLA-1698-2 : file regression update

high Nessus Plugin ID 122514


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


This update fixes a regression in introduced in 1:5.22+15-2+deb8u5 causing truncated output of the interpreter name, thanks to Christoph Biedl for reporting the problem and cause.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', this problem has been fixed in version 1:5.22+15-2+deb8u7.

We recommend that you upgrade your file packages.

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


Upgrade the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 122514

File Name: debian_DLA-1698.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/1/2019

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:file, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:file-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libmagic-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libmagic1, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:python-magic, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:python3-magic, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 11/30/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/30/2019