GLSA-201408-08 : file: Denial of Service
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 77452
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
A context-dependent attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted file, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll file users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-apps/file-5.15'