GLSA-201701-42 : file: Multiple vulnerabilities
High Nessus Plugin ID 96576
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201701-42 (file: Multiple vulnerabilities)
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in file. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
A remote attacker could entice a user or automated system to process a specially crafted input file, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, a Denial of Service condition or have other unspecified impacts.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll file users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-apps/file-5.23'