Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : file (MDVSA-2014:131)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 76439
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The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated file packages fix security vulnerabilities :

A flaw was found in the way file parsed property information from Composite Document Files (CDF) files, where the mconvert() function did not correctly compute the truncated pascal string size (CVE-2014-3478).

Multiple flaws were found in the way file parsed property information from Composite Document Files (CDF) files, due to insufficient boundary checks on buffers (CVE-2014-3479, CVE-2014-3480, CVE-2014-3487).

Note: these issues were announced as part of the upstream PHP 5.4.30 release, as PHP bundles file's libmagic library. Their announcement also references an issue in CDF file parsing, CVE-2014-0207, which was previously fixed in the file package in MGASA-2014-0252, but was not announced at that time.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 76439

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2014-131.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Published: 7/10/2014

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: 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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/9/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3478, CVE-2014-3479, CVE-2014-3480, CVE-2014-3487

BID: 68120, 68238, 68239, 68241

MDVSA: 2014:131