Debian DSA-3021-1 : file - security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 77585

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.

Description

Multiple security issues have been found in file, a tool to determine a file type. These vulnerabilities allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service, via resource consumption or application crash.

Solution

Upgrade the file packages.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 5.11-2+deb7u4.

See Also

https://packages.debian.org/source/wheezy/file

https://www.debian.org/security/2014/dsa-3021

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 77585

File Name: debian_DSA-3021.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/09/10

Updated: 2018/11/10

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:debian:debian_linux:file, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/09/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0207, CVE-2014-0237, CVE-2014-0238, CVE-2014-3478, CVE-2014-3479, CVE-2014-3480, CVE-2014-3487, CVE-2014-3538, CVE-2014-3587

BID: 67759, 67765, 68120, 68238, 68239, 68241, 68243, 68348, 69325

DSA: 3021