Executive Summary

This Alert is flagged as TOP 25 Common Weakness Enumeration from CWE/SANS. For more information, you can read this.
Title file security update
Name DSA-4550 First vendor Publication 2019-10-25
Vendor Debian Last vendor Modification 2019-10-25
Severity (Vendor) N/A Revision 1

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Overall CVSS Score 9.8
Base Score 9.8 Environmental Score 9.8
impact SubScore 5.9 Temporal Score 9.8
Exploitabality Sub Score 3.9
Attack Vector Network Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required None User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged Confidentiality Impact High
Integrity Impact High Availability Impact High
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Cvss Base Score 7.5 Attack Range Network
Cvss Impact Score 6.4 Attack Complexity Low
Cvss Expoit Score 10 Authentication None Required
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A buffer overflow was found in file, a file type classification tool, which may result in denial of service or potentially the execution of arbitrary code if a malformed CDF (Composite Document File) file is processed.

For the oldstable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 1:5.30-1+deb9u3.

For the stable distribution (buster), this problem has been fixed in version 1:5.35-4+deb10u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your file packages.

For the detailed security status of file please refer to its security tracker page at: https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/file

Original Source

Url : http://www.debian.org/security/2019/dsa-4550

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name
100 % CWE-787 Out-of-bounds Write (CWE/SANS Top 25)

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Application 17
Os 1

Alert History

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Date Informations
2020-05-23 13:03:42
  • Multiple Updates
2019-10-26 00:18:26
  • First insertion