Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : file vulnerabilities (USN-2494-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 81178

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

Francisco Alonso discovered that file incorrectly handled certain ELF files. An attacker could use this issue to cause file to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2014-3710)

Thomas Jarosch discovered that file incorrectly handled certain ELF files. An attacker could use this issue to cause file to hang or crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2014-8116)

Thomas Jarosch discovered that file incorrectly limited recursion. An attacker could use this issue to cause file to hang or crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2014-8117).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Update the affected file package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2494-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 81178

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2494-1.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/02/05

Updated: 2018/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:file, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/02/04

Reference Information

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

BID: 70807, 71692, 71700

USN: 2494-1