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CVE-2014-3538 Detail

Description

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.


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Hyperlink Resource
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2015/Apr/msg00001.html Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
http://mx.gw.com/pipermail/file/2014/001553.html Broken Link 
http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2014/06/30/7 Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-1327.html Third Party Advisory 
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-1765.html Third Party Advisory 
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-1766.html Third Party Advisory 
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-0760.html Third Party Advisory 
http://secunia.com/advisories/60696 Third Party Advisory 
http://www.debian.org/security/2014/dsa-3008 Third Party Advisory 
http://www.debian.org/security/2014/dsa-3021 Third Party Advisory 
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpuoct2017-3236626.html Patch  Third Party Advisory 
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/bulletinjan2015-2370101.html Third Party Advisory 
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/linuxbulletinapr2016-2952096.html Third Party Advisory 
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/linuxbulletinoct2015-2719645.html Third Party Advisory 
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/68348 Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1098222 Issue Tracking  Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/file/file/commit/4a284c89d6ef11aca34da65da7d673050a5ea320 Exploit  Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/file/file/commit/69a5a43b3b71f53b0577f41264a073f495799610 Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/file/file/commit/71a8b6c0d758acb0f73e2e51421a711b5e9d6668 Exploit  Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/file/file/commit/74cafd7de9ec99a14f4480927580e501c8f852c3 Exploit  Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/file/file/commit/758e066df72fb1ac08d2eea91ddc3973d259e991 Exploit  Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://support.apple.com/HT204659 Third Party Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-399 Resource Management Errors cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2014-3538
NVD Published Date:
07/03/2014
NVD Last Modified:
01/19/2023
Source:
Red Hat, Inc.