GLSA-201408-08 : file: Denial of Service

medium Nessus Plugin ID 77452


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201408-08 (file: Denial of Service)

BEGIN regular expression in the awk script detector in magic/Magdir/commands uses multiple wildcards with unlimited repetitions.
Impact :

A context-dependent attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted file, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All file users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-apps/file-5.15'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 77452

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201408-08.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Published: 8/30/2014

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:file, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/26/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-7345

BID: 66406

GLSA: 201408-08