file is a utility that guesses a file format by scanning binary data for patterns.
File does not properly utilize the do_core_note function in readelf.c in libmagic.a.
A remote attacker could send a specially crafted ELF file possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition.
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-5.33-r2"