CVE-2014-3478

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2014-06-27
Bugzilla:
1104863: CVE-2014-3478 file: mconvert incorrect handling of truncated pascal string size
A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way the File Information (fileinfo) extension processed certain Pascal strings. A remote attacker able to make a PHP application using fileinfo convert a specially crafted Pascal string provided by an image file could cause that application to crash.

Find out more about CVE-2014-3478 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue did not affect the versions of file, php, and php53 as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

This issue affects the versions of file as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Red Hat Product Security has rated this issue as having Moderate security impact. A future update may address this issue. For additional information, refer to the Issue Severity Classification: https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/.

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 7 (php) RHSA-2014:1327 2014-09-30
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (file) RHSA-2015:2155 2015-11-19
Red Hat Software Collections 1 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (php54-php) RHSA-2014:1765 2014-10-30
Red Hat Software Collections 1 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (php54-php) RHSA-2014:1765 2014-10-30
Red Hat Software Collections 1 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (php55-php) RHSA-2014:1766 2014-10-30
Red Hat Software Collections 1 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (php55-php) RHSA-2014:1766 2014-10-30

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 file Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 php Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 rpm Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 php53 Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 php Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 file Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 cdrtools Not affected

Acknowledgements

This issue was discovered by Francisco Alonso of Red Hat Product Security.
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