Debian DLA-27-1 : file security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 82175

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

Fix various denial of service attacks :

CVE-2014-3487

The cdf_read_property_info function does not properly validate a stream offset, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted CDF file.

CVE-2014-3480

The cdf_count_chain function in cdf.c in does not properly validate sector-count data, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted CDF file.

CVE-2014-3479

The cdf_check_stream_offset function in cdf.c relies on incorrect sector-size data, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted stream offset in a CDF file.

CVE-2014-3478

Buffer overflow in the mconvert function in softmagic.c allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted Pascal string in a FILE_PSTRING conversion.

CVE-2014-0238

The cdf_read_property_info function in cdf.c allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop or out-of-bounds memory access) via a vector that (1) has zero length or (2) is too long.

CVE-2014-0237

The cdf_unpack_summary_info function in cdf.c allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (performance degradation) by triggering many file_printf calls.

CVE-2014-0207

The cdf_read_short_sector function in cdf.c allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (assertion failure and application exit) via a crafted CDF file.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Upgrade the affected packages.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2014/07/msg00013.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/squeeze-lts/file

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 82175

File Name: debian_DLA-27.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/03/26

Updated: 2018/07/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

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:debian:debian_linux:file, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libmagic-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libmagic1, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:python-magic, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:python-magic-dbg, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/07/31

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0207, CVE-2014-0237, CVE-2014-0238, CVE-2014-3478, CVE-2014-3479, CVE-2014-3480, CVE-2014-3487

BID: 67759, 67765, 68120, 68238, 68239, 68241, 68243