A vulnerability in file could result in Denial of Service.
|Package||sys-apps/file on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 5.17|
|Unaffected versions||>= 5.17|
file is a utility that guesses a file format by scanning binary data for patterns.
A flaw was found in the way the file utility determines the type of a file.
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted file, 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-5.17"
March 13, 2014
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