SuSE 11.3 Security Update : file (SAT Patch Number 9066)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 74087


The remote SuSE 11 host is missing one or more security updates.


The command line tool file(1) and its library libmagic have been updated to fix the following issues :

- file(1) crashed when parsing some PE executables.
(CVE-2014-2270, bnc#866750)

- file(1) did not set return code on non-existing files.


Apply SAT patch number 9066.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 74087

File Name: suse_11_file-140331.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/05/19

Modified: 2014/05/19

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:novell:suse_linux:11:file, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:file-32bit, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Patch Publication Date: 2014/03/31

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-2270