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Alpine Linux: CVE-2014-3538: file remote DoS

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Alpine Linux: CVE-2014-3538: file remote DoS

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
07/03/2014
Created
07/25/2018
Added
08/30/2017
Modified
01/29/2019

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.

Solution(s)

  • alpine-linux-upgrade-file
  • alpine-linux-upgrade-php

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