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Amazon Linux AMI: Security patch for file (ALAS-2014-382) (multiple CVEs)

Severity CVSS Published Added Modified
5 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) July 02, 2014 September 25, 2014 July 03, 2017

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.

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References

Solution

amazon-linux-upgrade-file

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