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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.844429
Category:Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Title:Ubuntu: Security Advisory for file (USN-3911-2)
Summary:The remote host is missing an update for the 'file'; package(s) announced via the USN-3911-2 advisory.
Description:Summary:
The remote host is missing an update for the 'file'
package(s) announced via the USN-3911-2 advisory.

Vulnerability Insight:
USN-3911-1 fixed vulnerabilities in file. One of the backported security
fixes introduced a regression that caused the interpreter string to be
truncated. This update fixes the problem.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that file incorrectly handled certain malformed ELF
files. An attacker could use this issue to cause a denial of service, or
possibly execute arbitrary code.

Affected Software/OS:
'file' package(s) on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

Solution:
Please install the updated package(s).

CVSS Score:
5.0

CVSS Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

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