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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 78042


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


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.


Update the affected file package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 78042

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2369-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/10/03

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/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 Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/10/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3587

BID: 69325

OSVDB: 79681

USN: 2369-1