Debian DLA-86-1 : file security update
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 82231
SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security update.
DescriptionFrancisco 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.
SolutionUpgrade the affected packages.