Debian DLA-204-1 : file security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 82862

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

This update fixes the following issue in the file package :

CVE-2014-9653

readelf.c does not consider that pread calls sometimes read only a subset of the available data, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (uninitialized memory access) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted ELF 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/2015/04/msg00017.html

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

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 82862

File Name: debian_DLA-204.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/04/20

Updated: 2018/07/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/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: 2015/04/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9653

BID: 72516