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CVE-2014-1943

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2014-02-10
CWE:
CWE-835
Bugzilla:
1065836: CVE-2014-1943 file: unrestricted recursion in handling of indirect type rules
A denial of service flaw was found in the way the File Information (fileinfo) extension handled indirect rules. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause a PHP application using fileinfo to crash or consume an excessive amount of CPU.

Find out more about CVE-2014-1943 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue did not affect the php packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. This issue did not affect the php packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 4.3
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (php53) RHSA-2014:1012 2014-08-06
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (php) RHSA-2014:1012 2014-08-06
Red Hat Software Collections 1 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 7) (php54-php) RHSA-2014:1765 2014-10-30
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (file) RHSA-2014:1606 2014-10-13
Red Hat Software Collections 1 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6) (php54-php) RHSA-2014:1765 2014-10-30

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 rpm Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 php Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 php Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 file Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 file Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 cdrtools Not affected

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