Oracle Linux 6 : file (ELSA-2016-0760)

High Nessus Plugin ID 91149


The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2016:0760 :

An update for file is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

The file command is used to identify a particular file according to the type of data the file contains. It can identify many different file types, including Executable and Linkable Format (ELF) binary files, system libraries, RPM packages, and different graphics formats.

Security Fix(es) :

* 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)

* A denial of service flaw was found in the way file parsed certain Composite Document Format (CDF) files. A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash file via a specially crafted CDF file.

* 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-2014-9620, CVE-2014-9653)

Red Hat would like to thank Thomas Jarosch (Intra2net AG) for reporting CVE-2014-8116 and CVE-2014-8117. The CVE-2014-3538 issue was discovered by Jan Kaluza (Red Hat Web Stack Team) and the CVE-2014-3710 issue was discovered by Francisco Alonso (Red Hat Product Security).

For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8 Release Notes and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8 Technical Notes linked from the References section.


Update the affected file packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 91149

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2016-0760.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/05/16

Modified: 2016/05/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


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:oracle:linux:file, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:file-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:file-libs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:file-static, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:python-magic, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/05/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3538, CVE-2014-3587, CVE-2014-3710, CVE-2014-8116, CVE-2014-8117, CVE-2014-9620, CVE-2014-9653

OSVDB: 79681, 104208, 113614, 115923, 115924, 117591, 118387

RHSA: 2016:0760