Scientific Linux Security Update : file on SL7.x x86_64 (20151119)
High Nessus Plugin ID 87555
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionMultiple 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.