Amazon Linux AMI : file (ALAS-2014-304)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 73058

Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description

Fine Free 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.

Solution

Run 'yum update file' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2014-304.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 73058

File Name: ala_ALAS-2014-304.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/03/18

Updated: 2018/04/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:file, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:file-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:file-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:file-libs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:file-static, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python-magic, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2014/03/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1943

ALAS: 2014-304