Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS : file vulnerability (USN-2369-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 78042

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

It was discovered that file incorrectly handled certain CDF documents.
A attacker could use this issue to cause file to hang or crash, resulting in a denial of service.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Update the affected file package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2369-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 78042

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2369-1.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/3/2014

Updated: 1/19/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:file, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/2/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/22/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3587

BID: 69325

USN: 2369-1