Debian DLA-204-1 : file security update
High Nessus Plugin ID 82862
SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security update.
DescriptionThis update fixes the following issue in the file package :
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.
SolutionUpgrade the affected packages.