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<glsa id="201408-08">
<title>file: Denial of Service</title>
<synopsis>A vulnerability in file could result in Denial of Service. </synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">file</product>
<announced>August 26, 2014</announced>
<revised>August 29, 2014: 6</revised>
<bug>505534</bug>
<access>local, remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="sys-apps/file" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">5.15</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">5.15</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>file is a utility that guesses a file format by scanning binary data for
patterns.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>BEGIN regular expression in the awk script detector in
magic/Magdir/commands uses multiple wildcards with unlimited repetitions.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>A context-dependent attacker could entice a user to open a specially
crafted file,
possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>There is no known workaround at this time.</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>All file users should upgrade to the latest version:</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "&gt;=sys-apps/file-5.15"
</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2013-7345">CVE-2013-7345</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Sun, 06 Jul 2014 21:48:15 +0000">
BlueKnight
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:33:10 +0000">Zlogene</metadata>
</glsa>