FreeBSD : file -- denial of service (815dbcf9-a2d6-11e3-8088-002590860428)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 72790


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


The Fine Free file project reports :

file before 5.17 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite recursion, CPU consumption, and crash) via a crafted indirect offset value in the magic of a file.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 72790

File Name: freebsd_pkg_815dbcf9a2d611e38088002590860428.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/03/04

Modified: 2014/03/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:file, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2014/03/03

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/02/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1943