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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   file Vendors:   Darwin, Ian F.
file Integer Overflow in cdf_read_property_info() Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1030965
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1030965
CVE Reference:   CVE-2014-3587   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 3 2014
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 5.19 and prior
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in file. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A specifically crafted Composite Document File (CDF) file can trigger an integer overflow in the cdf_read_property_info() function in 'cdf.c' to cause the target application to crash.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target application to crash.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a source code fix, available at:

https://github.com/file/file/commit/0641e56be1af003aa02c7c6b0184466540637233

Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Oct 3 2014 (Ubuntu Issues Fix) file Integer Overflow in cdf_read_property_info() Lets Remote Users Deny Service
Ubuntu has issued a fix for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, 12.04 LTS, 14.04 LTS.
Jun 12 2015 (FreeBSD Issues Fix) file Integer Overflow in cdf_read_property_info() Lets Remote Users Deny Service
FreeBSD has issued a fix for FreeBSD 8.4, 9.3, and 10.1.
Nov 25 2015 (Red Hat Issues Fix) file Integer Overflow in cdf_read_property_info() Lets Remote Users Deny Service
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.
May 11 2016 (Red Hat Issues Fix) file Integer Overflow in cdf_read_property_info() Lets Remote Users Deny Service
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.



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