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Mageia alert MGASA-2014-0142 (file)

From:  Mageia Updates <>
Subject:  [updates-announce] MGASA-2014-0142: Updated file packages fix security vulnerabilities
Date:  Mon, 31 Mar 2014 21:34:43 +0200
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MGASA-2014-0142 - Updated file packages fix security vulnerabilities Publication date: 31 Mar 2014 URL: Type: security Affected Mageia releases: 3 CVE: CVE-2013-7345 Description: The BEGIN regular expression in the awk script detector in magic/Magdir/commands in file before 5.15 uses multiple wildcards with unlimited repetitions, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via a crafted ASCII file that triggers a large amount of backtracking, as demonstrated via a file with many newline characters (CVE-2013-7345). References: - - - SRPMS: - 3/core/file-5.12-8.3.mga3

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