Debian DLA-204-1 : file security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 82862
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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: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/20/2015

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.2

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: 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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/19/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9653

BID: 72516