GLSA-201412-48 : file: Denial of Service

medium Nessus Plugin ID 80269
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Synopsis

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201412-48 (file: Denial of Service)

An issue with the ELF parser used by the file utility can cause a resource consumption when reading a specially crafted ELF binary.
Impact :

A context-dependent attacker may be able to cause Denial of Service.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

Solution

All file users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-apps/file-5.21'

See Also

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201412-48

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 80269

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201412-48.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Published: 12/29/2014

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:file, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/27/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8117

BID: 71692

GLSA: 201412-48