GLSA-201503-08 : file: Denial of Service
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 82007
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201503-08 (file: Denial of Service)
Multiple issues with the ELF parser used by the file utility have been detected and fixed.
A context-dependent attacker can cause Denial of Service.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll file users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-apps/file-5.22'