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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2014-8116

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.
Publish Date : 2014-12-17 Last Update Date : 2018-01-04
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
5.0
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
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
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-2014-8116

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 10.04 ~~lts~~~ Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 12.04 ~~lts~~~ Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 14.04 ~~lts~~~ Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 14.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application File Project File 5.20 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Freebsd Freebsd Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Mageia Mageia 4.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Canonical Ubuntu Linux 4
File Project File 1
Freebsd Freebsd 1
Mageia Mageia 1

- References For CVE-2014-8116

https://github.com/file/file/blob/00cef282a902a4a6709bbbbb933ee397768caa38/ChangeLog CONFIRM
https://www.freebsd.org/security/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-14:28.file.asc
FREEBSD FreeBSD-SA-14:28
https://github.com/file/file/commit/d7cdad007c507e6c79f51f058dd77fab70ceb9f6 CONFIRM
https://github.com/file/file/commit/b4c01141e5367f247b84dcaf6aefbb4e741842b8 CONFIRM
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2494-1
UBUNTU USN-2494-1
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/71700
BID 71700 file CVE-2014-8116 Multiple Denial of Service Vulnerabilities Release Date:2016-09-21
http://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2015-0040.html CONFIRM
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-0760.html
REDHAT RHSA-2016:0760
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/linuxbulletinoct2015-2719645.html CONFIRM
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/linuxbulletinapr2016-2952096.html CONFIRM
http://secunia.com/advisories/61944
SECUNIA 61944
http://seclists.org/oss-sec/2014/q4/1056
MLIST [oss-security] 20141216 file(1): multiple denial of service issues (resource consumption), CVE-2014-8116 and CVE-2014-8117
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1031344
SECTRACK 1031344
http://secunia.com/advisories/62081
SECUNIA 62081

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2014-8116

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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