Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : file (MDVSA-2009:129)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 48147


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


A security vulnerability has been identified and fixed in file :

Heap-based buffer overflow in the cdf_read_sat function in src/cdf.c in Christos Zoulas file 5.00 allows user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted compound document file, as demonstrated by a .msi, .doc, or .mpp file. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third-party information (CVE-2009-1515).

This update provides file-5.03, which is not vulnerable to this, and other unspecified issues.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 48147

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-129.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/07/30

Modified: 2014/04/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:file, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64magic-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64magic-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64magic1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libmagic-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libmagic-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libmagic1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:python-magic, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/06/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1515

MDVSA: 2009:129

CWE: 119