Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : file (MDVSA-2015:010)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 80429

Synopsis

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

Updated file packages fix security vulnerabilities :

Thomas Jarosch of Intra2net AG reported that using the file command on a specially crafted ELF binary could lead to a denial of service due to uncontrolled resource consumption (CVE-2014-8116).

Thomas Jarosch of Intra2net AG reported that using the file command on a specially crafted ELF binary could lead to a denial of service due to uncontrolled recursion (CVE-2014-8117).

The ELF parser in file 5.08 through 5.21 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service via a large number of notes (CVE-2014-9620).

The ELF parser in file 5.16 through 5.21 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service via a long string (CVE-2014-9621).

The updated file packages has been upgraded to the latest 5.22 version which is not vulnerable to these issues.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2014-0537.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 80429

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2015-010.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Published: 1/9/2015

Updated: 1/6/2021

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:mandriva:linux:file, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64magic-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64magic-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64magic1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:python-magic, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/8/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8116, CVE-2014-8117, CVE-2014-9620, CVE-2014-9621

BID: 71692, 71700

MDVSA: 2015:010