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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2014-3538

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.
Publish Date : 2014-07-03 Last Update Date : 2018-01-04
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of Service
CWE ID 399

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
DSA-3008-1 php5 - security update oval:org.mitre.oval:def:26689 unix
DSA-3008-2 -- php5 regression update oval:org.mitre.oval:def:28064 unix
DSA-3021-1 file - security update oval:org.mitre.oval:def:26455 unix
DSA-3021-2 -- file regression update oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27986 unix
ELSA-2014-1327 -- php security update (moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27173 unix
RHSA-2014:1327: php security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27209 unix
RHSA-2014:1327: php security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20141327 unix
RHSA-2015:2155: file security and bug fix update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20152155 unix
RHSA-2016:0760: file security, bug fix, and enhancement update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20160760 unix
USN-2278-1 -- file vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:25274 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2014-3538

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Christos Zoulas File 5.00 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Christos Zoulas File 5.01 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Christos Zoulas File 5.02 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Christos Zoulas File 5.03 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Christos Zoulas File 5.04 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Christos Zoulas File 5.05 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Christos Zoulas File 5.06 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Christos Zoulas File 5.07 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Christos Zoulas File 5.08 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Christos Zoulas File 5.09 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Christos Zoulas File 5.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Christos Zoulas File 5.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Christos Zoulas File 5.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Christos Zoulas File 5.13 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Christos Zoulas File 5.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Christos Zoulas File 5.15 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Christos Zoulas File 5.16 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Christos Zoulas File 5.17 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Christos Zoulas File 5.18 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Christos Zoulas File 19

- References For CVE-2014-3538
BID 68348 PHP Fileinfo Component Incomplete Fix Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability Release Date:2017-10-19 CONFIRM CONFIRM CONFIRM CONFIRM CONFIRM CONFIRM CONFIRM CONFIRM CONFIRM CONFIRM CONFIRM
REDHAT RHSA-2014:1327
REDHAT RHSA-2016:0760
APPLE APPLE-SA-2015-04-08-2
REDHAT RHSA-2014:1766
REDHAT RHSA-2014:1765
MLIST [oss-security] 20140630 changing CVE ID for RH Bugzilla 1098222 (from CVE-2014-0235)
MLIST [file] 20140612 file-5.19 is now available

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2014-3538

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