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: 1.6

Type: local

Published: 1/5/2015

Updated: 1/6/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.4

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

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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/2/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/16/2014

Reference Information

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

BID: 70807

FreeBSD: SA-14:28.file