openSUSE 10 Security Update : file (file-3757)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 27216


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update fixes an integer overflow in function file_printf() of file. This bug can be used to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2007-2799)


Update the affected file packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 27216

File Name: suse_file-3757.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/10/17

Modified: 2014/06/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:file, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:file-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:file-devel, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:10.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/06/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2799

CWE: 189