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file -- denial of service

Affected packages
file < 5.17


VuXML ID 815dbcf9-a2d6-11e3-8088-002590860428
Discovery 2014-02-16
Entry 2014-03-03

The Fine Free file project reports:

file before 5.17 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite recursion, CPU consumption, and crash) via a crafted indirect offset value in the magic of a file.


CVE Name CVE-2014-1943