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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2013-7345

Original release date: 03/24/2014
Last revised: 09/23/2014
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The BEGIN regular expression in the awk script detector in magic/Magdir/commands in file before 5.15 uses multiple wildcards with unlimited repetitions, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via a crafted ASCII file that triggers a large amount of backtracking, as demonstrated via a file with many newline characters.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://github.com/file/file/commit/ef2329cf71acb59204dd981e2c6cce6c81fe467c
Type: Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=703993
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugs.gw.com/view.php?id=164
Type: Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6443
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-2873

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)