Joined: 12 May 2004
|Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 201503-08 ] file
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: file: Denial of Service (GLSA 201503-08)
Exploitable: local, remote
Date: March 16, 2015
Bug(s): #503582, #532768
Vulnerabilities in file could allow a context-dependent attack to
create a Denial of Service condition.
The file utility attempts to identify a file’s format by scanning
binary data for patterns.
Vulnerable: < 5.22
Unaffected: >= 5.22
Architectures: All supported architectures
Multiple issues with the ELF parser used by the file utility have been
detected and fixed.
A context-dependent attacker can cause Denial of Service.
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-5.22"