Debian DSA-3072-1 : file - security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 79221

Synopsis

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

Description

Francisco Alonso of Red Hat Product Security found an issue in the file utility: when checking ELF files, note headers are incorrectly checked, thus potentially allowing attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read and application crash) by supplying a specially crafted ELF file.

Solution

Upgrade the file packages.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 5.11-2+deb7u6.

For the upcoming stable distribution (jessie), this problem will be fixed soon.

See Also

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=768806

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

https://www.debian.org/security/2014/dsa-3072

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 79221

File Name: debian_DSA-3072.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/11/13

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/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: 2014/11/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3710

BID: 70807

DSA: 3072