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FreeBSD Security Advisory (FreeBSD-SA-07:04.file.asc)

Information

Severity

Severity

Critical

Family

Family

FreeBSD Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

9.3

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

14 years ago

Modified

Modified

4 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update to the system as announced in the referenced advisory FreeBSD-SA-07:04.file.asc

Insight

Insight

The file(1) utility attempts to classify file system objects based on filesystem, magic number and language tests. The libmagic(3) library provides most of the functionality of file(1) and may be used by other applications. When writing data into a buffer in the file_printf function, the length of the unused portion of the buffer is not correctly tracked, resulting in a buffer overflow when processing certain files.

Solution

Solution

Upgrade your system to the appropriate stable release or security branch dated after the correction date https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=FreeBSD-SA-07:04.file.asc

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)