Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : file (MDVSA-2014:073)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 73448


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated 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).


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 73448

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2014-073.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/04/10

Modified: 2014/04/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:file, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64magic-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64magic-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64magic1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:python-magic, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/04/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-7345

BID: 66406

MDVSA: 2014:073