RHEL 4 / 5 : file (RHSA-2007:0391)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25364
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
DescriptionAn updated file package that fixes a security flaw is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
The file command is used to identify a particular file according to the type of data contained by the file.
The fix for CVE-2007-1536 introduced a new integer underflow flaw in the file utility. An attacker could create a carefully crafted file which, if examined by a victim using the file utility, could lead to arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2007-2799)
This issue did not affect the version of the file utility distributed with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 or 3.
Users should upgrade to this erratum package, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected file package.