Debian DSA-2422-2 : file - missing bounds checks

medium Nessus Plugin ID 58173


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


The file type identification tool, file, and its associated library, libmagic, do not properly process malformed files in the Composite Document File (CDF) format, leading to crashes.

Note that after this update, file may return different detection results for CDF files (well-formed or not). The new detections are believed to be more accurate.


Upgrade the file packages.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 5.04-5+squeeze2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 58173

File Name: debian_DSA-2422.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/1/2012

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:file, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/9/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1571

BID: 52225

DSA: 2422