Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : file (MDVSA-2014:073)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 73448
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated file packages fix security vulnerabilities :
The BEGIN regular expression in the awk script detector in magic/Magdir/commands in file before 5.15 uses multiple wildcards with unlimited repetitions, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via a crafted ASCII file that triggers a large amount of backtracking, as demonstrated via a file with many newline characters (CVE-2013-7345).
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.