GLSA-201503-08 : file: Denial of Service

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 82007

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VPR Score: 3.6

Synopsis

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

Description

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.

Solution

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

See Also

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201503-08

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