Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in file, the worst of which could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.
|Package||sys-apps/file on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 5.23|
|Unaffected versions||>= 5.23|
file is a utility that guesses a file format by scanning binary data for patterns.
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in file. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
A remote attacker could entice a user or automated system to process a specially crafted input file, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, a Denial of Service condition or have other unspecified impacts.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All file users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-apps/file-5.23"