CVE Database

CVE-2014-1943

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2014-02-10
CWE: CWE-835
Bugzilla: 1065836: CVE-2014-1943 file: unrestricted recursion in handling of indirect type rules

Details

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.

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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

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 version 5 (php53) RHSA-2014:1012 August 06, 2014
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (file) RHSA-2014:1606 October 13, 2014
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (php) RHSA-2014:1012 August 06, 2014
Red Hat Software Collections 1 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (php54-php) RHSA-2014:1765 October 30, 2014
Red Hat Software Collections 1 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 7 (php54-php) RHSA-2014:1765 October 30, 2014

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