GLSA-201503-08 : file: Denial of Service

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 82007

New! Vulnerability Priority Rating (VPR)

Tenable calculates a dynamic VPR for every vulnerability. VPR combines vulnerability information with threat intelligence and machine learning algorithms to predict which vulnerabilities are most likely to be exploited in attacks. Read more about what VPR is and how it's different from CVSS.

VPR Score: 3.6


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The 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.
Impact :

A context-dependent attacker can cause Denial of Service.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All file users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-apps/file-5.22'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 82007

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201503-08.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Published: 2015/03/24

Updated: 2018/12/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.6

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:gentoo:linux:file, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/03/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-2270, CVE-2014-9620, CVE-2014-9621

BID: 66002, 71714, 71715

GLSA: 201503-08