Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : file (MDVSA-2014:146)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 76953
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA vulnerability has been found and corrected in file :
file before 5.19 does not properly restrict the amount of data read during a regex search, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via a crafted file that triggers backtracking during processing of an awk rule. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2013-7345 (CVE-2014-3538).
The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.