Scientific Linux Security Update : file on SL6.x i386/x86_64 (20160510)

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VPR Score: 4.2


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


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. (CVE-2014-3587)

- 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)


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 91537

File Name: sl_20160510_file_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 2.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/9/2016

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 4.2

CVSS v2.0

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: 5/10/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/3/2014

Reference Information

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