Amazon Linux AMI : file (ALAS-2019-1186)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 123091


The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.


do_bid_note in readelf.c in libmagic.a has a stack-based buffer over-read, related to file_printf and file_vprintf. (CVE-2019-8904)

do_core_note in readelf.c in libmagic.a has a stack-based buffer over-read, related to file_printable, a different vulnerability than CVE-2018-10360 . (CVE-2019-8905)

do_core_note in readelf.c in libmagic.a allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (stack corruption and application crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact. (CVE-2019-8907)

do_core_note in readelf.c in libmagic.a has an out-of-bounds read because memcpy is misused. (CVE-2019-8906)


Run 'yum update file' to update your system.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 123091

File Name: ala_ALAS-2019-1186.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/03/26

Updated: 2020/02/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:file, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:file-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:file-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:file-libs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:file-static, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python26-magic, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python27-magic, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AmazonLinux/release, Host/AmazonLinux/rpm-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2019/03/25

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/02/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-8904, CVE-2019-8905, CVE-2019-8906, CVE-2019-8907

ALAS: 2019-1186