Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : file (MDVSA-2014:146)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 76953


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


A 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.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 76953

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2014-146.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/08/01

Modified: 2014/08/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2014/07/31

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3538

MDVSA: 2014:146