High Nessus Plugin ID 13787
SynopsisThe remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch
DescriptionThe remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2003:017 (file).
The file command can be used to determine the type of files.
iDEFENSE published a security report about a buffer overflow in the handling-routines for the ELF file-format.
In conjunction with other mechanisms like print-filters, cron-jobs, eMail-scanners (like AMaViS) and alike this vulnerability can be used to gain higher privileges or to compromise the system remotely.
There is no temporary fix known other then updating the system.
Please download the update package for your distribution and verify its integrity by the methods listed in section 3) of this announcement.
Then, install the package using the command 'rpm -Fhv file.rpm' to apply the update.