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Vulnerability Assessment Details

SUSE-SA:2003:017: 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 SUSE-SA:2003:017 (file).


The file command can be used to acertain the type of files.
iDEFENSE published a security report about a buffer overflow in the
handling-routines for the ELF file-format.
In conjunction with other mechanisms like print-filters, cron-jobs,
eMail-scanners (like AMaViS) and alike this vulnerability can be used
to gain higher rights or to compromise the system remotely.

There is no temporary fix known other then updating the system.

Please download the update package for your distribution and verify its
integrity by the methods listed in section 3) of this announcement.
Then, install the package using the command 'rpm -Fhv file.rpm' to apply
the update.

Solution : http://www.suse.de/security/2003_017_file.html
Network Security Threat Level: Medium

Networks Security ID: 7008, 7009

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

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