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|Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:26 am Post subject: [ GLSA 201408-08 ] file: Denial of Service
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: file: Denial of Service (GLSA 201408-08)
Exploitable: local, remote
Date: August 26, 2014
Updated: August 29, 2014
A vulnerability in file could result in Denial of Service.
file is a utility that guesses a file format by scanning binary data for
Vulnerable: < 5.15
Unaffected: >= 5.15
Architectures: All supported architectures
BEGIN regular expression in the awk script detector in
magic/Magdir/commands uses multiple wildcards with unlimited repetitions.
A context-dependent attacker could entice a user to open a specially
possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition.
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-5.15"
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