FreeBSD : file -- out-of-bounds access in search rules with offsets from input file (7e61a839-b714-11e3-8195-001966155bea)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 73267


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


Aaron Reffett reports :

softmagic.c in file ... and libmagic allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds memory access and crash) via crafted offsets in the softmagic of a PE executable.


Update the affected package.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 73267

File Name: freebsd_pkg_7e61a839b71411e38195001966155bea.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/03/31

Modified: 2014/03/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/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: 2014/03/29

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/12/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-2270