Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : file (MDKSA-2007:067)

High Nessus Plugin ID 24893


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Jean-Sebastien Guay-Leroux discovered an integer underflow in the file_printf() function in file prior to 4.20 that allows user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary code via a file that triggers a heap-based buffer overflow.

Updated packages have been patched to address this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 24893

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2007-067.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/03/26

Modified: 2015/03/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:file, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64magic1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64magic1-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64magic1-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libmagic1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libmagic1-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libmagic1-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:python-magic, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2006, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/03/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-1536

BID: 23021

MDKSA: 2007:067