Debian DSA-3196-1 : file - security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 81927
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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: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/19/2015

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.2


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: 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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/18/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9653

DSA: 3196