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<glsa id="201503-08">
<title>file: Denial of Service</title>
<synopsis>Vulnerabilities in file could allow a context-dependent attack to
create a Denial of Service condition.
<product type="ebuild">file,Dos</product>
<announced>March 16, 2015</announced>
<revised>March 16, 2015: 1</revised>
<access>local, remote</access>
<package name="sys-apps/file" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">5.22</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">5.22</vulnerable>
<p>The file utility attempts to identify a file’s format by scanning
binary data for patterns.
<p>Multiple issues with the ELF parser used by the file utility have been
detected and fixed.
<impact type="normal">
<p>A context-dependent attacker can cause Denial of Service.</p>
<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-5.22"
<uri link="">CVE-2014-2270</uri>
<uri link="">CVE-2014-9620</uri>
<uri link="">CVE-2014-9621</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Sun, 18 Jan 2015 02:25:52 +0000">
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Mon, 16 Mar 2015 19:34:27 +0000">K_F</metadata>