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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2014-3538

Original release date: 07/03/2014
Last revised: 07/08/2014
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

file before 5.19 does not properly restrict the amount of data read during a regex search, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via a crafted file that triggers backtracking during processing of an awk rule. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2013-7345.

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/4a284c89d6ef11aca34da65da7d673050a5ea320
Type: Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: MLIST
Name: [file] 20140612 file-5.19 is now available
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20140630 changing CVE ID for RH Bugzilla 1098222 (from CVE-2014-0235)
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1098222
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://github.com/file/file/commit/69a5a43b3b71f53b0577f41264a073f495799610
Type: Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://github.com/file/file/commit/71a8b6c0d758acb0f73e2e51421a711b5e9d6668
Type: Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://github.com/file/file/commit/74cafd7de9ec99a14f4480927580e501c8f852c3
Type: Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://github.com/file/file/commit/758e066df72fb1ac08d2eea91ddc3973d259e991
Type: Patch Information; Exploit

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)