Debian DLA-50-1 : file security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 82197

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

CVE-2014-3538

file does not properly restrict the amount of data read during a regex search, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption).

CVE-2014-3587

Integer overflow in the cdf_read_property_info function in cdf.c allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash).

Note: The other seven issues for wheezy, fixed in 5.11-2+deb7u4 (DSA-3021-1), were already handled in 5.04-5+squeeze6 (DLA 27-1) in July 2014. Also, as an amendment, as a side effect of the changes done back then then, the MIME type detection of some files had improved from 'application/octet-stream' to something more specific like 'application/x-dosexec' or 'application/x-iso9660-image'.

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/2014/09/msg00006.html

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

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 82197

File Name: debian_DLA-50.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: 2014/09/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3538, CVE-2014-3587

BID: 68348, 69325