GLSA-201701-42 : file: Multiple vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 96576


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The 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.
Impact :

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.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All file users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-apps/file-5.23'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 96576

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201701-42.nasl

Version: 3.2

Type: local

Published: 1/18/2017

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.3

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:file, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 1/17/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3710, CVE-2014-9652, CVE-2014-9653, CVE-2015-8865

GLSA: 201701-42