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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 201403-03 ] file: Denial of Service Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: file: Denial of Service (GLSA 201403-03)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: March 13, 2014
Bug(s): #501574
ID: 201403-03

Synopsis

A vulnerability in file could result in Denial of Service.

Background

file is a utility that guesses a file format by scanning binary data for
patterns.


Affected Packages

Package: sys-apps/file
Vulnerable: < 5.17
Unaffected: >= 5.17
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

A flaw was found in the way the file utility determines the type of a
file.


Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted file,
possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition.


Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All file users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-apps/file-5.17"
   


References

CVE-2014-1943
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