Debian DLA-86-1 : file security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 82231

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

Francisco Alonso of Red Hat Product Security found an issue in the file utility: when checking ELF files, note headers are incorrectly checked, thus potentially allowing attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read and application crash) by supplying a specially crafted ELF file.

For the long-term stable distribution (squeeze-lts), this problem has been fixed in version 5.04-5+squeeze8.

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/2014/11/msg00005.html

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

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 82231

File Name: debian_DLA-86.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/03/26

Updated: 2018/07/09

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: 2014/11/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3710

BID: 70807