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<glsa id="201403-03">
<title>file: Denial of Service</title>
<synopsis>A vulnerability in file could result in Denial of Service.</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">file</product>
<announced>March 13, 2014</announced>
<revised>March 13, 2014: 1</revised>
<package name="sys-apps/file" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">5.17</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">5.17</vulnerable>
<p>file is a utility that guesses a file format by scanning binary data for
<p>A flaw was found in the way the file utility determines the type of a
<impact type="normal">
<p>A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted file,
possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition.
<p>There is no known workaround at this time.</p>
<p>All file users should upgrade to the latest version:</p>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "&gt;=sys-apps/file-5.17"
<uri link="">CVE-2014-1943</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Sat, 22 Feb 2014 08:49:09 +0000">Zlogene</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:36:21 +0000">