Amazon Linux AMI : file (ALAS-2015-497)

high Nessus Plugin ID 82046
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Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description

The ELF parser in file 5.08 through 5.21 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service via a large number of notes. (CVE-2014-9620)

The ELF parser (readelf.c) in file before 5.21 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption or crash) via a large number of (1) program or (2) section headers or (3) invalid capabilities. (CVE-2014-8116)

It was reported that a malformed elf file can cause file urility to access invalid memory. (CVE-2014-9653)

The ELF parser in file 5.16 through 5.21 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service via a long string. (CVE-2014-9621)

softmagic.c in file before 5.21 does not properly limit recursion, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption or crash) via unspecified vectors. (CVE-2014-8117)

Solution

Run 'yum update file' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2015-497.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 82046

File Name: ala_ALAS-2015-497.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/25/2015

Updated: 4/18/2018

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.2

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:o:amazon:linux:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:file:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:file-debuginfo:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:file-devel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:file-libs:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:file-static:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:python26-magic:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:python27-magic:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AmazonLinux/release, Host/AmazonLinux/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 3/23/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8116, CVE-2014-8117, CVE-2014-9620, CVE-2014-9621, CVE-2014-9653

ALAS: 2015-497