Scientific Linux Security Update : file on SL7.x x86_64 (20151119)

high Nessus Plugin ID 87555
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The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Multiple denial of service flaws were found in the way file parsed certain Composite Document Format (CDF) files. A remote attacker could use either of these flaws to crash file, or an application using file, via a specially crafted CDF file. (CVE-2014-0207, CVE-2014-0237, CVE-2014-0238, CVE-2014-3479, CVE-2014-3480, CVE-2014-3487, CVE-2014-3587)

Two flaws were found in the way file processed certain Pascal strings.
A remote attacker could cause file to crash if it was used to identify the type of the attacker-supplied file. (CVE-2014-3478, CVE-2014-9652)

Multiple flaws were found in the file regular expression rules for detecting various files. A remote attacker could use these flaws to cause file to consume an excessive amount of CPU. (CVE-2014-3538)

Multiple flaws were found in the way file parsed Executable and Linkable Format (ELF) files. A remote attacker could use these flaws to cause file to crash, disclose portions of its memory, or consume an excessive amount of system resources. (CVE-2014-3710, CVE-2014-8116, CVE-2014-8117, CVE-2014-9653)

The file packages have been updated to ensure correct operation on Power little endian and ARM 64-bit hardware architectures.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 87555

File Name: sl_20151119_file_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: 2.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/22/2015

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.2


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:file, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:file-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:file-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:file-libs, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:file-static, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:python-magic, x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 11/19/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/1/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0207, CVE-2014-0237, CVE-2014-0238, CVE-2014-3478, CVE-2014-3479, CVE-2014-3480, CVE-2014-3487, CVE-2014-3538, CVE-2014-3587, CVE-2014-3710, CVE-2014-8116, CVE-2014-8117, CVE-2014-9652, CVE-2014-9653