Plugins Database As of 12-07-2019

Ubuntu Update for file USN-4172-1

Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Impact by CVSS Score
  • ID: 1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.844220

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Summary:
The remote host is missing an update for the 'file' Linux Distribution Package(s) announced via the USN-4172-1 advisory.

Detection Method:
Checks if a vulnerable Linux Distribution Package version is present on the target host.

Technical Details:
It was discovered that file incorrectly handled certain malformed files. An attacker could use this issue to cause a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Affected Versions:
'file' Linux Distribution Package(s) on Ubuntu 19.04, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

Recommendations:
Please install the updated Linux Distribution Package(s).

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

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Severity
High
CVSS Score
7.5
Published
2019-10-31 03:01:12
Modified
2019-11-04 08:05:52
CVE
CVE-2019-18218

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