CVE-2014-8116

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2014-12-16
Bugzilla:
1171580: CVE-2014-8116 file: multiple denial of service issues (resource consumption)
Multiple flaws were found in the way the File Information (fileinfo) extension parsed Executable and Linkable Format (ELF) files. A remote attacker could use either of these flaws to cause a PHP application using fileinfo to consume an excessive amount of system resources.

Find out more about CVE-2014-8116 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

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 (file) RHSA-2015:2155 2015-11-19
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (file) RHSA-2016:0760 2016-05-10

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux rh-php56-php Not affected
Red Hat Software Collections 1 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux php55-php Not affected
Red Hat Software Collections 1 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux php54-php Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 php Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 php Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 php53 Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 php Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 file Will not fix
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank Thomas Jarosch (Intra2net AG) for reporting this issue.
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