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MDKSA-2003:030-1: file

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the file package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2003:030-1 (file).


A memory allocation problem in file was found by Jeff Johnson, and a stack
overflow corruption problem was found by David Endler. These problems have been
corrected in file version 3.41 and likely affect all previous version. These
problems pose a security threat as they can be used to execute arbitrary code by
a possible hacker under the rights of another user. Note that the attacker must
first somehow convince the target user to execute file against a specially
crafted file that triggers the buffer overflow in file.
Update:
The 8.2 and 9.0 packages installed data in a different directory than where they
should have been installed, which broke compatability with a small number of
programs. These updated packages place those files back in the appropriate
location.


Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2003:030-1
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 Tenable Network Security

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