GLSA-201209-14 : file: Denial of Service
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 62343
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201209-14 (file: Denial of Service)
Multiple out-of-bounds read errors and invalid pointer dereference errors have been found in cdf.c.
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted Composite Document File (CDF) using file, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll file users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-apps/file-5.11'