CVE-2013-7345

MEDIUM

Description

The BEGIN regular expression in the awk script detector in magic/Magdir/commands in file before 5.15 uses multiple wildcards with unlimited repetitions, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via a crafted ASCII file that triggers a large amount of backtracking, as demonstrated via a file with many newline characters.

References

http://bugs.gw.com/view.php?id=164

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-1765.html

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6443

http://www.debian.org/security/2014/dsa-2873

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=703993

https://github.com/file/file/commit/ef2329cf71acb59204dd981e2c6cce6c81fe467c

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2014-03-24

Updated: 2014-11-19

Type: CWE-264

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Impact Score: 2.9

Exploitability Score: 10

Severity: MEDIUM