Debian DSA-3196-1 : file - security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 81927


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


Hanno Boeck discovered that file's ELF parser is suspectible to denial of service.


Upgrade the file packages.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 5.11-2+deb7u8.

For the upcoming stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 1:5.22+15-1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 81927

File Name: debian_DSA-3196.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/03/19

Updated: 2020/03/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:file, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/03/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9653

DSA: 3196