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<!DOCTYPE glsa SYSTEM "http://www.gentoo.org/dtd/glsa.dtd">
<glsa id="201412-48">
<title>file: Denial of Service</title>
<synopsis>A vulnerability in file could allow a context-dependent attack to
create a Denial of Service condition.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">file</product>
<announced>December 27, 2014</announced>
<revised>December 27, 2014: 1</revised>
<bug>532686</bug>
<access>local, remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="sys-apps/file" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">5.21</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">5.21</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>The file utility attempts to identify a file’s format by scanning
binary data for patterns.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>An issue with the ELF parser used by the file utility can cause a
resource consumption when reading a specially-crafted ELF binary.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>A context-dependent attacker may be able to cause Denial of Service.</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>There is no known workaround at this time.</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>All file users should upgrade to the latest version:</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "&gt;=sys-apps/file-5.21"
</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2014-8117">CVE-2014-8117</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Fri, 26 Dec 2014 19:35:05 +0000">Zlogene</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Sat, 27 Dec 2014 11:11:58 +0000">Zlogene</metadata>
</glsa>