FreeBSD : file -- multiple vulnerabilities (9575259a-92d5-11e4-bce6-d050992ecde8)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 80351


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


RedHat reports :

Thomas Jarosch of Intra2net AG reported a number of denial of service issues (resource consumption) in the ELF parser used by file(1). These issues were fixed in the 5.21 release of file(1), but by mistake are missing from the changelog.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 80351

File Name: freebsd_pkg_9575259a92d511e4bce6d050992ecde8.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2015/01/05

Modified: 2016/03/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


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:freebsd:freebsd:file, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/01/02

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/12/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3710, CVE-2014-8116, CVE-2014-8117

BID: 70807

FreeBSD: SA-14:28.file