GLSA-201412-48 : file: Denial of Service
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 80269
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
A context-dependent attacker may be able to cause Denial of Service.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll file users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-apps/file-5.21'