Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 13.10 / 14.04 LTS : file vulnerabilities (USN-2278-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 76525

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

Mike Frysinger discovered that the file awk script detector used multiple wildcard with unlimited repetitions. An attacker could use this issue to cause file to consume resources, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2013-7345)

Francisco Alonso discovered that file incorrectly handled certain CDF documents. A attacker could use this issue to cause file to hang or crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2014-0207, CVE-2014-3478, CVE-2014-3479, CVE-2014-3480, CVE-2014-3487)

Jan Kaluza discovered that file did not properly restrict the amount of data read during regex searches. An attacker could use this issue to cause file to consume resources, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2014-3538).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Update the affected file and / or libmagic1 packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2278-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 76525

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2278-1.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/07/16

Updated: 2019/09/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:file, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libmagic1, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:13.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/07/15

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/03/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-7345, CVE-2014-0207, CVE-2014-3478, CVE-2014-3479, CVE-2014-3480, CVE-2014-3487, CVE-2014-3538

BID: 66406, 68120, 68238, 68239, 68241, 68243, 68348

USN: 2278-1