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CVE-2014-3538 Detail

Current 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.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 5.0 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Allows disruption of service

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

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:christos_zoulas:file:5.00:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:christos_zoulas:file:5.01:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:christos_zoulas:file:5.02:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:christos_zoulas:file:5.03:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:christos_zoulas:file:5.04:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:christos_zoulas:file:5.05:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:christos_zoulas:file:5.06:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:christos_zoulas:file:5.07:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:christos_zoulas:file:5.08:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:christos_zoulas:file:5.09:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:christos_zoulas:file:5.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:christos_zoulas:file:5.11:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:christos_zoulas:file:5.12:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:christos_zoulas:file:5.13:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:christos_zoulas:file:5.14:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:christos_zoulas:file:5.15:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:christos_zoulas:file:5.16:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:christos_zoulas:file:5.17:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:christos_zoulas:file:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Up to (including)
5.18


Change History

11 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2014-3538
NVD Published Date:
07/03/2014
NVD Last Modified:
01/04/2018