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CVE-2014-8116 Detail

Description

The ELF parser (readelf.c) in file before 5.21 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption or crash) via a large number of (1) program or (2) section headers or (3) invalid capabilities.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  12/17/2014

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

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource
http://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2015-0040.html Third Party Advisory
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-0760.html
http://seclists.org/oss-sec/2014/q4/1056 Mailing List Third Party Advisory
http://secunia.com/advisories/61944
http://secunia.com/advisories/62081
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/71700
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1031344 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2494-1 Third Party Advisory
https://github.com/file/file/blob/00cef282a902a4a6709bbbbb933ee397768caa38/ChangeLog Issue Tracking Patch
https://github.com/file/file/commit/b4c01141e5367f247b84dcaf6aefbb4e741842b8 Issue Tracking Patch
https://github.com/file/file/commit/d7cdad007c507e6c79f51f058dd77fab70ceb9f6 Issue Tracking Patch
https://www.freebsd.org/security/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-14:28.file.asc Vendor Advisory

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)

Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2014-8116
NVD Published Date:
12/17/2014
NVD Last Modified:
01/04/2018