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VPR Score: 3.6
SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.
DescriptionFrancisco 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.
SolutionUpgrade 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.