ID CVE-2014-9653
Summary readelf.c in file before 5.22, as used in the Fileinfo component in PHP before 5.4.37, 5.5.x before 5.5.21, and 5.6.x before 5.6.5, does not consider that pread calls sometimes read only a subset of the available data, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (uninitialized memory access) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted ELF file.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • File project File 5.21
    cpe:2.3:a:file_project:file:5.21
  • PHP 5.4.36
    cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.4.36
  • PHP 5.5.0
    cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.5.0
  • PHP 5.5.0 alpha1
    cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.5.0:alpha1
  • PHP 5.5.0 alpha2
    cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.5.0:alpha2
  • PHP 5.5.0 alpha3
    cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.5.0:alpha3
  • PHP 5.5.0 alpha4
    cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.5.0:alpha4
  • PHP 5.5.0 alpha5
    cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.5.0:alpha5
  • PHP 5.5.0 alpha6
    cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.5.0:alpha6
  • PHP 5.5.0 beta1
    cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.5.0:beta1
  • PHP 5.5.0 beta2
    cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.5.0:beta2
  • PHP 5.5.0 beta3
    cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.5.0:beta3
  • PHP 5.5.0 beta4
    cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.5.0:beta4
  • PHP 5.5.0 release candidate 1
    cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.5.0:rc1
  • PHP 5.5.0 release candidate 2
    cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.5.0:rc2
  • PHP 5.5.1
    cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.5.1
  • PHP 5.5.2
    cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.5.2
  • PHP 5.5.3
    cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.5.3
  • PHP 5.5.4
    cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.5.4
  • PHP 5.5.5
    cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.5.5
  • PHP 5.5.6
    cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.5.6
  • PHP 5.5.7
    cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.5.7
  • PHP 5.5.8
    cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.5.8
  • PHP 5.5.9
    cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.5.9
  • PHP 5.5.10
    cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.5.10
  • PHP 5.5.11
    cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.5.11
  • PHP 5.5.12
    cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.5.12
  • PHP 5.5.13
    cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.5.13
  • PHP 5.5.14
    cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.5.14
  • PHP 5.5.15
    cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.5.15
  • PHP 5.5.16
    cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.5.16
  • PHP 5.5.17
    cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.5.17
  • PHP 5.5.18
    cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.5.18
  • PHP 5.5.19
    cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.5.19
  • PHP 5.5.20
    cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.5.20
  • PHP 5.6.0 alpha1
    cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.6.0:alpha1
  • PHP 5.6.0 alpha2
    cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.6.0:alpha2
  • PHP 5.6.0 alpha3
    cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.6.0:alpha3
  • PHP 5.6.0 alpha4
    cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.6.0:alpha4
  • PHP 5.6.0 alpha5
    cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.6.0:alpha5
  • PHP 5.6.0 beta1
    cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.6.0:beta1
  • PHP 5.6.0 beta2
    cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.6.0:beta2
  • PHP 5.6.0 beta3
    cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.6.0:beta3
  • PHP 5.6.0 beta4
    cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.6.0:beta4
  • PHP PHP 5.6.1
    cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.6.1
  • PHP 5.6.2
    cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.6.2
  • PHP 5.6.3
    cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.6.3
  • PHP 5.6.4
    cpe:2.3:a:php:php:5.6.4
  • Debian Linux 7.0
    cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:7.0
CVSS
Base: 7.5 (as of 20-10-2016 - 13:04)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-20
CAPEC
  • Buffer Overflow via Environment Variables
    This attack pattern involves causing a buffer overflow through manipulation of environment variables. Once the attacker finds that they can modify an environment variable, they may try to overflow associated buffers. This attack leverages implicit trust often placed in environment variables.
  • Server Side Include (SSI) Injection
    An attacker can use Server Side Include (SSI) Injection to send code to a web application that then gets executed by the web server. Doing so enables the attacker to achieve similar results to Cross Site Scripting, viz., arbitrary code execution and information disclosure, albeit on a more limited scale, since the SSI directives are nowhere near as powerful as a full-fledged scripting language. Nonetheless, the attacker can conveniently gain access to sensitive files, such as password files, and execute shell commands.
  • Cross Zone Scripting
    An attacker is able to cause a victim to load content into their web-browser that bypasses security zone controls and gain access to increased privileges to execute scripting code or other web objects such as unsigned ActiveX controls or applets. This is a privilege elevation attack targeted at zone-based web-browser security. In a zone-based model, pages belong to one of a set of zones corresponding to the level of privilege assigned to that page. Pages in an untrusted zone would have a lesser level of access to the system and/or be restricted in the types of executable content it was allowed to invoke. In a cross-zone scripting attack, a page that should be assigned to a less privileged zone is granted the privileges of a more trusted zone. This can be accomplished by exploiting bugs in the browser, exploiting incorrect configuration in the zone controls, through a cross-site scripting attack that causes the attackers' content to be treated as coming from a more trusted page, or by leveraging some piece of system functionality that is accessible from both the trusted and less trusted zone. This attack differs from "Restful Privilege Escalation" in that the latter correlates to the inadequate securing of RESTful access methods (such as HTTP DELETE) on the server, while cross-zone scripting attacks the concept of security zones as implemented by a browser.
  • Cross Site Scripting through Log Files
    An attacker may leverage a system weakness where logs are susceptible to log injection to insert scripts into the system's logs. If these logs are later viewed by an administrator through a thin administrative interface and the log data is not properly HTML encoded before being written to the page, the attackers' scripts stored in the log will be executed in the administrative interface with potentially serious consequences. This attack pattern is really a combination of two other attack patterns: log injection and stored cross site scripting.
  • Command Line Execution through SQL Injection
    An attacker uses standard SQL injection methods to inject data into the command line for execution. This could be done directly through misuse of directives such as MSSQL_xp_cmdshell or indirectly through injection of data into the database that would be interpreted as shell commands. Sometime later, an unscrupulous backend application (or could be part of the functionality of the same application) fetches the injected data stored in the database and uses this data as command line arguments without performing proper validation. The malicious data escapes that data plane by spawning new commands to be executed on the host.
  • Object Relational Mapping Injection
    An attacker leverages a weakness present in the database access layer code generated with an Object Relational Mapping (ORM) tool or a weakness in the way that a developer used a persistence framework to inject his or her own SQL commands to be executed against the underlying database. The attack here is similar to plain SQL injection, except that the application does not use JDBC to directly talk to the database, but instead it uses a data access layer generated by an ORM tool or framework (e.g. Hibernate). While most of the time code generated by an ORM tool contains safe access methods that are immune to SQL injection, sometimes either due to some weakness in the generated code or due to the fact that the developer failed to use the generated access methods properly, SQL injection is still possible.
  • SQL Injection through SOAP Parameter Tampering
    An attacker modifies the parameters of the SOAP message that is sent from the service consumer to the service provider to initiate a SQL injection attack. On the service provider side, the SOAP message is parsed and parameters are not properly validated before being used to access a database in a way that does not use parameter binding, thus enabling the attacker to control the structure of the executed SQL query. This pattern describes a SQL injection attack with the delivery mechanism being a SOAP message.
  • Subverting Environment Variable Values
    The attacker directly or indirectly modifies environment variables used by or controlling the target software. The attacker's goal is to cause the target software to deviate from its expected operation in a manner that benefits the attacker.
  • Format String Injection
    An attacker includes formatting characters in a string input field on the target application. Most applications assume that users will provide static text and may respond unpredictably to the presence of formatting character. For example, in certain functions of the C programming languages such as printf, the formatting character %s will print the contents of a memory location expecting this location to identify a string and the formatting character %n prints the number of DWORD written in the memory. An attacker can use this to read or write to memory locations or files, or simply to manipulate the value of the resulting text in unexpected ways. Reading or writing memory may result in program crashes and writing memory could result in the execution of arbitrary code if the attacker can write to the program stack.
  • LDAP Injection
    An attacker manipulates or crafts an LDAP query for the purpose of undermining the security of the target. Some applications use user input to create LDAP queries that are processed by an LDAP server. For example, a user might provide their username during authentication and the username might be inserted in an LDAP query during the authentication process. An attacker could use this input to inject additional commands into an LDAP query that could disclose sensitive information. For example, entering a * in the aforementioned query might return information about all users on the system. This attack is very similar to an SQL injection attack in that it manipulates a query to gather additional information or coerce a particular return value.
  • Relative Path Traversal
    An attacker exploits a weakness in input validation on the target by supplying a specially constructed path utilizing dot and slash characters for the purpose of obtaining access to arbitrary files or resources. An attacker modifies a known path on the target in order to reach material that is not available through intended channels. These attacks normally involve adding additional path separators (/ or \) and/or dots (.), or encodings thereof, in various combinations in order to reach parent directories or entirely separate trees of the target's directory structure.
  • Client-side Injection-induced Buffer Overflow
    This type of attack exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in targeted client software through injection of malicious content from a custom-built hostile service.
  • Variable Manipulation
    An attacker manipulates variables used by an application to perform a variety of possible attacks. This can either be performed through the manipulation of function call parameters or by manipulating external variables, such as environment variables, that are used by an application. Changing variable values is usually undertaken as part of another attack; for example, a path traversal (inserting relative path modifiers) or buffer overflow (enlarging a variable value beyond an application's ability to store it).
  • Embedding Scripts in Non-Script Elements
    This attack is a form of Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) where malicious scripts are embedded in elements that are not expected to host scripts such as image tags (<img>), comments in XML documents (< !-CDATA->), etc. These tags may not be subject to the same input validation, output validation, and other content filtering and checking routines, so this can create an opportunity for an attacker to tunnel through the application's elements and launch a XSS attack through other elements. As with all remote attacks, it is important to differentiate the ability to launch an attack (such as probing an internal network for unpatched servers) and the ability of the remote attacker to collect and interpret the output of said attack.
  • Flash Injection
    An attacker tricks a victim to execute malicious flash content that executes commands or makes flash calls specified by the attacker. One example of this attack is cross-site flashing, an attacker controlled parameter to a reference call loads from content specified by the attacker.
  • Cross-Site Scripting Using Alternate Syntax
    The attacker uses alternate forms of keywords or commands that result in the same action as the primary form but which may not be caught by filters. For example, many keywords are processed in a case insensitive manner. If the site's web filtering algorithm does not convert all tags into a consistent case before the comparison with forbidden keywords it is possible to bypass filters (e.g., incomplete black lists) by using an alternate case structure. For example, the "script" tag using the alternate forms of "Script" or "ScRiPt" may bypass filters where "script" is the only form tested. Other variants using different syntax representations are also possible as well as using pollution meta-characters or entities that are eventually ignored by the rendering engine. The attack can result in the execution of otherwise prohibited functionality.
  • Exploiting Trust in Client (aka Make the Client Invisible)
    An attack of this type exploits a programs' vulnerabilities in client/server communication channel authentication and data integrity. It leverages the implicit trust a server places in the client, or more importantly, that which the server believes is the client. An attacker executes this type of attack by placing themselves in the communication channel between client and server such that communication directly to the server is possible where the server believes it is communicating only with a valid client. There are numerous variations of this type of attack.
  • XML Nested Payloads
    Applications often need to transform data in and out of the XML format by using an XML parser. It may be possible for an attacker to inject data that may have an adverse effect on the XML parser when it is being processed. By nesting XML data and causing this data to be continuously self-referential, an attacker can cause the XML parser to consume more resources while processing, causing excessive memory consumption and CPU utilization. An attacker's goal is to leverage parser failure to his or her advantage. In most cases this type of an attack will result in a denial of service due to an application becoming unstable, freezing, or crash. However it may be possible to cause a crash resulting in arbitrary code execution, leading to a jump from the data plane to the control plane [R.230.1].
  • XML Oversized Payloads
    Applications often need to transform data in and out of the XML format by using an XML parser. It may be possible for an attacker to inject data that may have an adverse effect on the XML parser when it is being processed. By supplying oversized payloads in input vectors that will be processed by the XML parser, an attacker can cause the XML parser to consume more resources while processing, causing excessive memory consumption and CPU utilization, and potentially cause execution of arbitrary code. An attacker's goal is to leverage parser failure to his or her advantage. In many cases this type of an attack will result in a denial of service due to an application becoming unstable, freezing, or crash. However it is possible to cause a crash resulting in arbitrary code execution, leading to a jump from the data plane to the control plane [R.231.1].
  • Filter Failure through Buffer Overflow
    In this attack, the idea is to cause an active filter to fail by causing an oversized transaction. An attacker may try to feed overly long input strings to the program in an attempt to overwhelm the filter (by causing a buffer overflow) and hoping that the filter does not fail securely (i.e. the user input is let into the system unfiltered).
  • Cross-Site Scripting via Encoded URI Schemes
    An attack of this type exploits the ability of most browsers to interpret "data", "javascript" or other URI schemes as client-side executable content placeholders. This attack consists of passing a malicious URI in an anchor tag HREF attribute or any other similar attributes in other HTML tags. Such malicious URI contains, for example, a base64 encoded HTML content with an embedded cross-site scripting payload. The attack is executed when the browser interprets the malicious content i.e., for example, when the victim clicks on the malicious link.
  • XML Injection
    An attacker utilizes crafted XML user-controllable input to probe, attack, and inject data into the XML database, using techniques similar to SQL injection. The user-controllable input can allow for unauthorized viewing of data, bypassing authentication or the front-end application for direct XML database access, and possibly altering database information.
  • Environment Variable Manipulation
    An attacker manipulates environment variables used by an application to perform a variety of possible attacks. Changing variable values is usually undertaken as part of another attack; for example, a path traversal (inserting relative path modifiers) or buffer overflow (enlarging a variable value beyond an application's ability to store it).
  • Global variable manipulation
    An attacker manipulates global variables used by an application to perform a variety of possible attacks. Changing variable values is usually undertaken as part of another attack; for example, a path traversal (inserting relative path modifiers) or buffer overflow (enlarging a variable value beyond an application's ability to store it).
  • Leverage Alternate Encoding
    This attack leverages the possibility to encode potentially harmful input and submit it to applications not expecting or effective at validating this encoding standard making input filtering difficult.
  • Fuzzing
    Fuzzing is a software testing method that feeds randomly constructed input to the system and looks for an indication that a failure in response to that input has occurred. Fuzzing treats the system as a black box and is totally free from any preconceptions or assumptions about the system. An attacker can leverage fuzzing to try to identify weaknesses in the system. For instance fuzzing can help an attacker discover certain assumptions made in the system about user input. Fuzzing gives an attacker a quick way of potentially uncovering some of these assumptions without really knowing anything about the internals of the system. These assumptions can then be turned against the system by specially crafting user input that may allow an attacker to achieve his goals.
  • Using Leading 'Ghost' Character Sequences to Bypass Input Filters
    An attacker intentionally introduces leading characters that enable getting the input past the filters. The API that is being targeted, ignores the leading "ghost" characters, and therefore processes the attackers' input. This occurs when the targeted API will accept input data in several syntactic forms and interpret it in the equivalent semantic way, while the filter does not take into account the full spectrum of the syntactic forms acceptable to the targeted API. Some APIs will strip certain leading characters from a string of parameters. Perhaps these characters are considered redundant, and for this reason they are removed. Another possibility is the parser logic at the beginning of analysis is specialized in some way that causes some characters to be removed. The attacker can specify multiple types of alternative encodings at the beginning of a string as a set of probes. One commonly used possibility involves adding ghost characters--extra characters that don't affect the validity of the request at the API layer. If the attacker has access to the API libraries being targeted, certain attack ideas can be tested directly in advance. Once alternative ghost encodings emerge through testing, the attacker can move from lab-based API testing to testing real-world service implementations.
  • Accessing/Intercepting/Modifying HTTP Cookies
    This attack relies on the use of HTTP Cookies to store credentials, state information and other critical data on client systems. The first form of this attack involves accessing HTTP Cookies to mine for potentially sensitive data contained therein. The second form of this attack involves intercepting this data as it is transmitted from client to server. This intercepted information is then used by the attacker to impersonate the remote user/session. The third form is when the cookie's content is modified by the attacker before it is sent back to the server. Here the attacker seeks to convince the target server to operate on this falsified information.
  • Embedding Scripts in HTTP Query Strings
    A variant of cross-site scripting called "reflected" cross-site scripting, the HTTP Query Strings attack consists of passing a malicious script inside an otherwise valid HTTP request query string. This is of significant concern for sites that rely on dynamic, user-generated content such as bulletin boards, news sites, blogs, and web enabled administration GUIs. The malicious script may steal session data, browse history, probe files, or otherwise execute attacks on the client side. Once the attacker has prepared the malicious HTTP query it is sent to a victim user (perhaps by email, IM, or posted on an online forum), who clicks on a normal looking link that contains a poison query string. This technique can be made more effective through the use of services like http://tinyurl.com/, which makes very small URLs that will redirect to very large, complex ones. The victim will not know what he is really clicking on.
  • MIME Conversion
    An attacker exploits a weakness in the MIME conversion routine to cause a buffer overflow and gain control over the mail server machine. The MIME system is designed to allow various different information formats to be interpreted and sent via e-mail. Attack points exist when data are converted to MIME compatible format and back.
  • Exploiting Multiple Input Interpretation Layers
    An attacker supplies the target software with input data that contains sequences of special characters designed to bypass input validation logic. This exploit relies on the target making multiples passes over the input data and processing a "layer" of special characters with each pass. In this manner, the attacker can disguise input that would otherwise be rejected as invalid by concealing it with layers of special/escape characters that are stripped off by subsequent processing steps. The goal is to first discover cases where the input validation layer executes before one or more parsing layers. That is, user input may go through the following logic in an application: In such cases, the attacker will need to provide input that will pass through the input validator, but after passing through parser2, will be converted into something that the input validator was supposed to stop.
  • Buffer Overflow via Symbolic Links
    This type of attack leverages the use of symbolic links to cause buffer overflows. An attacker can try to create or manipulate a symbolic link file such that its contents result in out of bounds data. When the target software processes the symbolic link file, it could potentially overflow internal buffers with insufficient bounds checking.
  • Overflow Variables and Tags
    This type of attack leverages the use of tags or variables from a formatted configuration data to cause buffer overflow. The attacker crafts a malicious HTML page or configuration file that includes oversized strings, thus causing an overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Parameter Expansion
    In this attack, the target software is given input that the attacker knows will be modified and expanded in size during processing. This attack relies on the target software failing to anticipate that the expanded data may exceed some internal limit, thereby creating a buffer overflow.
  • Signature Spoof
    An attacker generates a message or datablock that causes the recipient to believe that the message or datablock was generated and cryptographically signed by an authoritative or reputable source, misleading a victim or victim operating system into performing malicious actions.
  • XML Client-Side Attack
    Client applications such as web browsers that process HTML data often need to transform data in and out of the XML format by using an XML parser. It may be possible for an attacker to inject data that may have an adverse effect on the XML parser when it is being processed. These adverse effects may include the parser crashing, consuming too much of a resource, executing too slowly, executing code supplied by an attacker, allowing usage of unintended system functionality, etc. An attacker's goal is to leverage parser failure to his or her advantage. In some cases it may be possible to jump from the data plane to the control plane via bad data being passed to an XML parser. [R.484.1]
  • Embedding NULL Bytes
    An attacker embeds one or more null bytes in input to the target software. This attack relies on the usage of a null-valued byte as a string terminator in many environments. The goal is for certain components of the target software to stop processing the input when it encounters the null byte(s).
  • Postfix, Null Terminate, and Backslash
    If a string is passed through a filter of some kind, then a terminal NULL may not be valid. Using alternate representation of NULL allows an attacker to embed the NULL mid-string while postfixing the proper data so that the filter is avoided. One example is a filter that looks for a trailing slash character. If a string insertion is possible, but the slash must exist, an alternate encoding of NULL in mid-string may be used.
  • Simple Script Injection
    An attacker embeds malicious scripts in content that will be served to web browsers. The goal of the attack is for the target software, the client-side browser, to execute the script with the users' privilege level. An attack of this type exploits a programs' vulnerabilities that are brought on by allowing remote hosts to execute code and scripts. Web browsers, for example, have some simple security controls in place, but if a remote attacker is allowed to execute scripts (through injecting them in to user-generated content like bulletin boards) then these controls may be bypassed. Further, these attacks are very difficult for an end user to detect.
  • Using Slashes and URL Encoding Combined to Bypass Validation Logic
    This attack targets the encoding of the URL combined with the encoding of the slash characters. An attacker can take advantage of the multiple way of encoding an URL and abuse the interpretation of the URL. An URL may contain special character that need special syntax handling in order to be interpreted. Special characters are represented using a percentage character followed by two digits representing the octet code of the original character (%HEX-CODE). For instance US-ASCII space character would be represented with %20. This is often referred as escaped ending or percent-encoding. Since the server decodes the URL from the requests, it may restrict the access to some URL paths by validating and filtering out the URL requests it received. An attacker will try to craft an URL with a sequence of special characters which once interpreted by the server will be equivalent to a forbidden URL. It can be difficult to protect against this attack since the URL can contain other format of encoding such as UTF-8 encoding, Unicode-encoding, etc.
  • SQL Injection
    This attack exploits target software that constructs SQL statements based on user input. An attacker crafts input strings so that when the target software constructs SQL statements based on the input, the resulting SQL statement performs actions other than those the application intended. SQL Injection results from failure of the application to appropriately validate input. When specially crafted user-controlled input consisting of SQL syntax is used without proper validation as part of SQL queries, it is possible to glean information from the database in ways not envisaged during application design. Depending upon the database and the design of the application, it may also be possible to leverage injection to have the database execute system-related commands of the attackers' choice. SQL Injection enables an attacker to talk directly to the database, thus bypassing the application completely. Successful injection can cause information disclosure as well as ability to add or modify data in the database. In order to successfully inject SQL and retrieve information from a database, an attacker:
  • String Format Overflow in syslog()
    This attack targets the format string vulnerabilities in the syslog() function. An attacker would typically inject malicious input in the format string parameter of the syslog function. This is a common problem, and many public vulnerabilities and associated exploits have been posted.
  • Blind SQL Injection
    Blind SQL Injection results from an insufficient mitigation for SQL Injection. Although suppressing database error messages are considered best practice, the suppression alone is not sufficient to prevent SQL Injection. Blind SQL Injection is a form of SQL Injection that overcomes the lack of error messages. Without the error messages that facilitate SQL Injection, the attacker constructs input strings that probe the target through simple Boolean SQL expressions. The attacker can determine if the syntax and structure of the injection was successful based on whether the query was executed or not. Applied iteratively, the attacker determines how and where the target is vulnerable to SQL Injection. For example, an attacker may try entering something like "username' AND 1=1; --" in an input field. If the result is the same as when the attacker entered "username" in the field, then the attacker knows that the application is vulnerable to SQL Injection. The attacker can then ask yes/no questions from the database server to extract information from it. For example, the attacker can extract table names from a database using the following types of queries: If the above query executes properly, then the attacker knows that the first character in a table name in the database is a letter between m and z. If it doesn't, then the attacker knows that the character must be between a and l (assuming of course that table names only contain alphabetic characters). By performing a binary search on all character positions, the attacker can determine all table names in the database. Subsequently, the attacker may execute an actual attack and send something like:
  • Using Unicode Encoding to Bypass Validation Logic
    An attacker may provide a Unicode string to a system component that is not Unicode aware and use that to circumvent the filter or cause the classifying mechanism to fail to properly understanding the request. That may allow the attacker to slip malicious data past the content filter and/or possibly cause the application to route the request incorrectly.
  • URL Encoding
    This attack targets the encoding of the URL. An attacker can take advantage of the multiple way of encoding an URL and abuse the interpretation of the URL. An URL may contain special character that need special syntax handling in order to be interpreted. Special characters are represented using a percentage character followed by two digits representing the octet code of the original character (%HEX-CODE). For instance US-ASCII space character would be represented with %20. This is often referred as escaped ending or percent-encoding. Since the server decodes the URL from the requests, it may restrict the access to some URL paths by validating and filtering out the URL requests it received. An attacker will try to craft an URL with a sequence of special characters which once interpreted by the server will be equivalent to a forbidden URL. It can be difficult to protect against this attack since the URL can contain other format of encoding such as UTF-8 encoding, Unicode-encoding, etc. The attacker could also subvert the meaning of the URL string request by encoding the data being sent to the server through a GET request. For instance an attacker may subvert the meaning of parameters used in a SQL request and sent through the URL string (See Example section).
  • User-Controlled Filename
    An attack of this type involves an attacker inserting malicious characters (such as a XSS redirection) into a filename, directly or indirectly that is then used by the target software to generate HTML text or other potentially executable content. Many websites rely on user-generated content and dynamically build resources like files, filenames, and URL links directly from user supplied data. In this attack pattern, the attacker uploads code that can execute in the client browser and/or redirect the client browser to a site that the attacker owns. All XSS attack payload variants can be used to pass and exploit these vulnerabilities.
  • Using Escaped Slashes in Alternate Encoding
    This attack targets the use of the backslash in alternate encoding. An attacker can provide a backslash as a leading character and causes a parser to believe that the next character is special. This is called an escape. By using that trick, the attacker tries to exploit alternate ways to encode the same character which leads to filter problems and opens avenues to attack.
  • Using Slashes in Alternate Encoding
    This attack targets the encoding of the Slash characters. An attacker would try to exploit common filtering problems related to the use of the slashes characters to gain access to resources on the target host. Directory-driven systems, such as file systems and databases, typically use the slash character to indicate traversal between directories or other container components. For murky historical reasons, PCs (and, as a result, Microsoft OSs) choose to use a backslash, whereas the UNIX world typically makes use of the forward slash. The schizophrenic result is that many MS-based systems are required to understand both forms of the slash. This gives the attacker many opportunities to discover and abuse a number of common filtering problems. The goal of this pattern is to discover server software that only applies filters to one version, but not the other.
  • Buffer Overflow in an API Call
    This attack targets libraries or shared code modules which are vulnerable to buffer overflow attacks. An attacker who has access to an API may try to embed malicious code in the API function call and exploit a buffer overflow vulnerability in the function's implementation. All clients that make use of the code library thus become vulnerable by association. This has a very broad effect on security across a system, usually affecting more than one software process.
  • Using UTF-8 Encoding to Bypass Validation Logic
    This attack is a specific variation on leveraging alternate encodings to bypass validation logic. This attack leverages the possibility to encode potentially harmful input in UTF-8 and submit it to applications not expecting or effective at validating this encoding standard making input filtering difficult. UTF-8 (8-bit UCS/Unicode Transformation Format) is a variable-length character encoding for Unicode. Legal UTF-8 characters are one to four bytes long. However, early version of the UTF-8 specification got some entries wrong (in some cases it permitted overlong characters). UTF-8 encoders are supposed to use the "shortest possible" encoding, but naive decoders may accept encodings that are longer than necessary. According to the RFC 3629, a particularly subtle form of this attack can be carried out against a parser which performs security-critical validity checks against the UTF-8 encoded form of its input, but interprets certain illegal octet sequences as characters.
  • Web Logs Tampering
    Web Logs Tampering attacks involve an attacker injecting, deleting or otherwise tampering with the contents of web logs typically for the purposes of masking other malicious behavior. Additionally, writing malicious data to log files may target jobs, filters, reports, and other agents that process the logs in an asynchronous attack pattern. This pattern of attack is similar to "Log Injection-Tampering-Forging" except that in this case, the attack is targeting the logs of the web server and not the application.
  • XPath Injection
    An attacker can craft special user-controllable input consisting of XPath expressions to inject the XML database and bypass authentication or glean information that he normally would not be able to. XPath Injection enables an attacker to talk directly to the XML database, thus bypassing the application completely. XPath Injection results from the failure of an application to properly sanitize input used as part of dynamic XPath expressions used to query an XML database. In order to successfully inject XML and retrieve information from a database, an attacker:
  • AJAX Fingerprinting
    This attack utilizes the frequent client-server roundtrips in Ajax conversation to scan a system. While Ajax does not open up new vulnerabilities per se, it does optimize them from an attacker point of view. In many XSS attacks the attacker must get a "hole in one" and successfully exploit the vulnerability on the victim side the first time, once the client is redirected the attacker has many chances to engage in follow on probes, but there is only one first chance. In a widely used web application this is not a major problem because 1 in a 1,000 is good enough in a widely used application. A common first step for an attacker is to footprint the environment to understand what attacks will work. Since footprinting relies on enumeration, the conversational pattern of rapid, multiple requests and responses that are typical in Ajax applications enable an attacker to look for many vulnerabilities, well-known ports, network locations and so on.
  • Embedding Script (XSS) in HTTP Headers
    An attack of this type exploits web applications that generate web content, such as links in a HTML page, based on unvalidated or improperly validated data submitted by other actors. XSS in HTTP Headers attacks target the HTTP headers which are hidden from most users and may not be validated by web applications.
  • OS Command Injection
    In this type of an attack, an adversary injects operating system commands into existing application functions. An application that uses untrusted input to build command strings is vulnerable. An adversary can leverage OS command injection in an application to elevate privileges, execute arbitrary commands and compromise the underlying operating system.
  • Buffer Overflow in Local Command-Line Utilities
    This attack targets command-line utilities available in a number of shells. An attacker can leverage a vulnerability found in a command-line utility to escalate privilege to root.
  • XSS in IMG Tags
    Image tags are an often overlooked, but convenient, means for a Cross Site Scripting attack. The attacker can inject script contents into an image (IMG) tag in order to steal information from a victim's browser and execute malicious scripts.
  • XML Parser Attack
    Applications often need to transform data in and out of the XML format by using an XML parser. It may be possible for an attacker to inject data that may have an adverse effect on the XML parser when it is being processed. These adverse effects may include the parser crashing, consuming too much of a resource, executing too slowly, executing code supplied by an attacker, allowing usage of unintended system functionality, etc. An attacker's goal is to leverage parser failure to his or her advantage. In some cases it may be possible to jump from the data plane to the control plane via bad data being passed to an XML parser. [R.99.1]
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NETWORK LOW NONE
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  • NASL family Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id SL_20151119_FILE_ON_SL7_X.NASL
    description Multiple denial of service flaws were found in the way file parsed certain Composite Document Format (CDF) files. A remote attacker could use either of these flaws to crash file, or an application using file, via a specially crafted CDF file. (CVE-2014-0207, CVE-2014-0237, CVE-2014-0238, CVE-2014-3479, CVE-2014-3480, CVE-2014-3487, CVE-2014-3587) Two flaws were found in the way file processed certain Pascal strings. A remote attacker could cause file to crash if it was used to identify the type of the attacker-supplied file. (CVE-2014-3478, CVE-2014-9652) Multiple flaws were found in the file regular expression rules for detecting various files. A remote attacker could use these flaws to cause file to consume an excessive amount of CPU. (CVE-2014-3538) Multiple flaws were found in the way file parsed Executable and Linkable Format (ELF) files. A remote attacker could use these flaws to cause file to crash, disclose portions of its memory, or consume an excessive amount of system resources. (CVE-2014-3710, CVE-2014-8116, CVE-2014-8117, CVE-2014-9653) The file packages have been updated to ensure correct operation on Power little endian and ARM 64-bit hardware architectures.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-28
    plugin id 87555
    published 2015-12-22
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=87555
    title Scientific Linux Security Update : file on SL7.x x86_64
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DSA-3196.NASL
    description Hanno Boeck discovered that file's ELF parser is suspectible to denial of service.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 81927
    published 2015-03-19
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=81927
    title Debian DSA-3196-1 : file - security update
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2015-2155.NASL
    description From Red Hat Security Advisory 2015:2155 : Updated file packages that fix multiple security issues and several bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section. The file command is used to identify a particular file according to the type of data the file contains. It can identify many different file types, including Executable and Linkable Format (ELF) binary files, system libraries, RPM packages, and different graphics formats. Multiple denial of service flaws were found in the way file parsed certain Composite Document Format (CDF) files. A remote attacker could use either of these flaws to crash file, or an application using file, via a specially crafted CDF file. (CVE-2014-0207, CVE-2014-0237, CVE-2014-0238, CVE-2014-3479, CVE-2014-3480, CVE-2014-3487, CVE-2014-3587) Two flaws were found in the way file processed certain Pascal strings. A remote attacker could cause file to crash if it was used to identify the type of the attacker-supplied file. (CVE-2014-3478, CVE-2014-9652) Multiple flaws were found in the file regular expression rules for detecting various files. A remote attacker could use these flaws to cause file to consume an excessive amount of CPU. (CVE-2014-3538) Multiple flaws were found in the way file parsed Executable and Linkable Format (ELF) files. A remote attacker could use these flaws to cause file to crash, disclose portions of its memory, or consume an excessive amount of system resources. (CVE-2014-3710, CVE-2014-8116, CVE-2014-8117, CVE-2014-9653) Red Hat would like to thank Thomas Jarosch of Intra2net AG for reporting the CVE-2014-8116 and CVE-2014-8117 issues. The CVE-2014-0207, CVE-2014-0237, CVE-2014-0238, CVE-2014-3478, CVE-2014-3479, CVE-2014-3480, CVE-2014-3487, CVE-2014-3710 issues were discovered by Francisco Alonso of Red Hat Product Security; the CVE-2014-3538 issue was discovered by Jan Kaluza of the Red Hat Web Stack Team The file packages have been updated to ensure correct operation on Power little endian and ARM 64-bit hardware architectures. (BZ#1224667, BZ#1224668, BZ#1157850, BZ#1067688). All file users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-24
    plugin id 87027
    published 2015-11-24
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=87027
    title Oracle Linux 7 : file (ELSA-2015-2155)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_SU-2018-0053-1.NASL
    description The Docker images provided with SUSE CaaS Platform 2.0 have been updated to include the following updates: binutils : - Update to version 2.29 - 18750 bsc#1030296 CVE-2014-9939 - 20891 bsc#1030585 CVE-2017-7225 - 20892 bsc#1030588 CVE-2017-7224 - 20898 bsc#1030589 CVE-2017-7223 - 20905 bsc#1030584 CVE-2017-7226 - 20908 bsc#1031644 CVE-2017-7299 - 20909 bsc#1031656 CVE-2017-7300 - 20921 bsc#1031595 CVE-2017-7302 - 20922 bsc#1031593 CVE-2017-7303 - 20924 bsc#1031638 CVE-2017-7301 - 20931 bsc#1031590 CVE-2017-7304 - 21135 bsc#1030298 CVE-2017-7209 - 21137 bsc#1029909 CVE-2017-6965 - 21139 bsc#1029908 CVE-2017-6966 - 21156 bsc#1029907 CVE-2017-6969 - 21157 bsc#1030297 CVE-2017-7210 - 21409 bsc#1037052 CVE-2017-8392 - 21412 bsc#1037057 CVE-2017-8393 - 21414 bsc#1037061 CVE-2017-8394 - 21432 bsc#1037066 CVE-2017-8396 - 21440 bsc#1037273 CVE-2017-8421 - 21580 bsc#1044891 CVE-2017-9746 - 21581 bsc#1044897 CVE-2017-9747 - 21582 bsc#1044901 CVE-2017-9748 - 21587 bsc#1044909 CVE-2017-9750 - 21594 bsc#1044925 CVE-2017-9755 - 21595 bsc#1044927 CVE-2017-9756 - 21787 bsc#1052518 CVE-2017-12448 - 21813 bsc#1052503, CVE-2017-12456, bsc#1052507, CVE-2017-12454, bsc#1052509, CVE-2017-12453, bsc#1052511, CVE-2017-12452, bsc#1052514, CVE-2017-12450, bsc#1052503, CVE-2017-12456, bsc#1052507, CVE-2017-12454, bsc#1052509, CVE-2017-12453, bsc#1052511, CVE-2017-12452, bsc#1052514, CVE-2017-12450 - 21933 bsc#1053347 CVE-2017-12799 - 21990 bsc#1058480 CVE-2017-14333 - 22018 bsc#1056312 CVE-2017-13757 - 22047 bsc#1057144 CVE-2017-14129 - 22058 bsc#1057149 CVE-2017-14130 - 22059 bsc#1057139 CVE-2017-14128 - 22113 bsc#1059050 CVE-2017-14529 - 22148 bsc#1060599 CVE-2017-14745 - 22163 bsc#1061241 CVE-2017-14974 - 22170 bsc#1060621 CVE-2017-14729 - Make compressed debug section handling explicit, disable for old products and enable for gas on all architectures otherwise. [bsc#1029995] - Remove empty rpath component removal optimization from to workaround CMake rpath handling. [bsc#1025282] - Fix alignment frags for aarch64 (bsc#1003846) coreutils : - Fix df(1) to no longer interact with excluded file system types, so for example specifying -x nfs no longer hangs with problematic nfs mounts. (bsc#1026567) - Ensure df -l no longer interacts with dummy file system types, so for example no longer hangs with problematic NFS mounted via system.automount(5). (bsc#1043059) - Significantly speed up df(1) for huge mount lists. (bsc#965780) file : - update to version 5.22. - CVE-2014-9621: The ELF parser in file allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service via a long string. (bsc#913650) - CVE-2014-9620: The ELF parser in file allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service via a large number of notes. (bsc#913651) - CVE-2014-9653: readelf.c in file did not consider that pread calls sometimes read only a subset of the available data, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (uninitialized memory access) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted ELF file. (bsc#917152) - CVE-2014-8116: The ELF parser (readelf.c) in file allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption or crash) via a large number of (1) program or (2) section headers or (3) invalid capabilities. (bsc#910253) - CVE-2014-8117: softmagic.c in file did not properly limit recursion, which allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption or crash) via unspecified vectors. (bsc#910253) - Fixed a memory corruption during rpmbuild (bsc#1063269) - Backport of a fix for an increased printable string length as found in file 5.30 (bsc#996511) - file command throws 'Composite Document File V2 Document, corrupt: Can't read SSAT' error against excel 97/2003 file format. (bsc#1009966) gcc7 : - Support for specific IBM Power9 processor instructions. - Support for specific IBM zSeries z14 processor instructions. - New packages cross-npvtx-gcc7 and nvptx-tools added to the Toolchain Module for specific NVIDIA Card offload support. gzip : - fix mishandling of leading zeros in the end-of-block code (bsc#1067891) libsolv : - Many fixes and improvements for cleandeps. - Always create dup rules for 'distupgrade' jobs. - Use recommends also for ordering packages. - Fix splitprovides handling with addalreadyrecommended turned off. (bsc#1059065) - Expose solver_get_recommendations() in bindings. - Fix bug in solver_prune_to_highest_prio_per_name resulting in bad output from solver_get_recommendations(). - Support 'without' and 'unless' dependencies. - Use same heuristic as upstream to determine source RPMs. - Fix memory leak in bindings. - Add pool_best_solvables() function. - Fix 64bit integer parsing from RPM headers. - Enable bzip2 and xz/lzma compression support. - Enable complex/rich dependencies on distributions with RPM 4.13+. libtool : - Add missing dependencies and provides to baselibs.conf to make sure libltdl libraries are properly installed. (bsc#1056381) libzypp : - Fix media handling in presence of a repo path prefix. (bsc#1062561) - Fix RepoProvideFile ignoring a repo path prefix. (bsc#1062561) - Remove unused legacy notify-message script. (bsc#1058783) - Support multiple product licenses in repomd. (fate#322276) - Propagate 'rpm --import' errors. (bsc#1057188) - Fix typos in zypp.conf. openssl : - CVE-2017-3735: openssl1,openssl: Malformed X.509 IPAdressFamily could cause OOB read (bsc#1056058) - CVE-2017-3736: openssl: bn_sqrx8x_internal carry bug on x86_64 (bsc#1066242) - Out of bounds read+crash in DES_fcrypt (bsc#1065363) - openssl DEFAULT_SUSE cipher list is missing ECDHE-ECDSA ciphers (bsc#1055825) perl: Security issues for perl : - CVE-2017-12837: Heap-based buffer overflow in the S_regatom function in regcomp.c in Perl 5 before 5.24.3-RC1 and 5.26.x before 5.26.1-RC1 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds write) via a regular expression with a escape and the case-insensitive modifier. (bnc#1057724) - CVE-2017-12883: Buffer overflow in the S_grok_bslash_N function in regcomp.c in Perl 5 before 5.24.3-RC1 and 5.26.x before 5.26.1-RC1 allows remote attackers to disclose sensitive information or cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted regular expression with an invalid escape. (bnc#1057721) - CVE-2017-6512: Race condition in the rmtree and remove_tree functions in the File-Path module before 2.13 for Perl allows attackers to set the mode on arbitrary files via vectors involving directory-permission loosening logic. (bnc#1047178) Bug fixes for perl : - backport set_capture_string changes from upstream (bsc#999735) - reformat baselibs.conf as source validator workaround systemd : - unit: When JobTimeoutSec= is turned off, implicitly turn off JobRunningTimeoutSec= too. (bsc#1048605, bsc#1004995) - compat-rules: Generate compat by-id symlinks with 'nvme' prefix missing and warn users that have broken symlinks. (bsc#1063249) - compat-rules: Allow to specify the generation number through the kernel command line. - scsi_id: Fixup prefix for pre-SPC inquiry reply. (bsc#1039099) - tmpfiles: Remove old ICE and X11 sockets at boot. - tmpfiles: Silently ignore any path that passes through autofs. (bsc#1045472) - pam_logind: Skip leading /dev/ from PAM_TTY field before passing it on. - shared/machine-pool: Fix another mkfs.btrfs checking. (bsc#1053595) - shutdown: Fix incorrect fscanf() result check. - shutdown: Don't remount,ro network filesystems. (bsc#1035386) - shutdown: Don't be fooled when detaching DM devices with BTRFS. (bsc#1055641) - bash-completion: Add support for --now. (bsc#1053137) - Add convert-lib-udev-path.sh script to convert /lib/udev directory into a symlink pointing to /usr/lib/udev when upgrading from SLE11. (bsc#1050152) - Add a rule to teach hotplug to offline containers transparently. (bsc#1040800) timezone : - Northern Cyprus switches from +03 to +02/+03 on 2017-10-29 - Fiji ends DST 2018-01-14, not 2018-01-21 - Namibia switches from +01/+02 to +02 on 2018-04-01 - Sudan switches from +03 to +02 on 2017-11-01 - Tonga likely switches from +13/+14 to +13 on 2017-11-05 - Turks and Caicos switches from -04 to -05/-04 on 2018-11-04 - Corrections to past DST transitions - Move oversized Canada/East-Saskatchewan to 'backward' file - zic(8) and the reference runtime now reject multiple leap seconds within 28 days of each other, or leap seconds before the Epoch. util-linux : - Allow unmounting of filesystems without calling stat() on the mount point, when '-c' is used. (bsc#1040968) - Fix an infinite loop, a crash and report the correct minimum and maximum frequencies in lscpu for some processors. (bsc#1055446) - Fix a lscpu failure on Sydney Amazon EC2 region. (bsc#1066500) - If multiple subvolumes are mounted, report the default subvolume. (bsc#1039276) velum : - Fix logout issue on DEX download page * page doesn't exist (bsc#1066611) - Handle invalid sessions more user friendly - Fix undesired minimum nodes alert blink (bsc#1066371) wicked : - A regression in wicked was causing the hostname not to be set correctly via DHCP in some cases (bsc#1057007,bsc#1050258) - Configure the interface MTU correctly even in cases where the interface was up already (bsc#1059292) - Don't abort the process that adds configures routes if one route fails (bsc#1036619) - Handle DHCP4 user-class ids properly (bsc#1045522) - ethtool: handle channels parameters (bsc#1043883) zypper : - Locale: Fix possible segmentation fault. (bsc#1064999) - Add summary hint if product is better updated by a different command. This is mainly used by rolling distributions like openSUSE Tumbleweed to remind their users to use 'zypper dup' to update (not zypper up or patch). (bsc#1061384) - Unify '(add|modify)(repo|service)' property related arguments. - Fixed 'add' commands supporting to set only a subset of properties. - Introduced '-f/-F' as preferred short option for --[no-]refresh in all four commands. (bsc#661410, bsc#1053671) - Fix missing package names in installation report. (bsc#1058695) - Differ between unsupported and packages with unknown support status. (bsc#1057634) - Return error code '107' if an RPM's %post configuration script fails, but only if ZYPPER_ON_CODE12_RETURN_107=1 is set in the environment. (bsc#1047233) Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-01
    plugin id 106092
    published 2018-01-17
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=106092
    title SUSE SLES12 Security Update : CaaS Platform 2.0 images (SUSE-SU-2018:0053-1)
  • NASL family CentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL id CENTOS_RHSA-2015-2155.NASL
    description Updated file packages that fix multiple security issues and several bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section. The file command is used to identify a particular file according to the type of data the file contains. It can identify many different file types, including Executable and Linkable Format (ELF) binary files, system libraries, RPM packages, and different graphics formats. Multiple denial of service flaws were found in the way file parsed certain Composite Document Format (CDF) files. A remote attacker could use either of these flaws to crash file, or an application using file, via a specially crafted CDF file. (CVE-2014-0207, CVE-2014-0237, CVE-2014-0238, CVE-2014-3479, CVE-2014-3480, CVE-2014-3487, CVE-2014-3587) Two flaws were found in the way file processed certain Pascal strings. A remote attacker could cause file to crash if it was used to identify the type of the attacker-supplied file. (CVE-2014-3478, CVE-2014-9652) Multiple flaws were found in the file regular expression rules for detecting various files. A remote attacker could use these flaws to cause file to consume an excessive amount of CPU. (CVE-2014-3538) Multiple flaws were found in the way file parsed Executable and Linkable Format (ELF) files. A remote attacker could use these flaws to cause file to crash, disclose portions of its memory, or consume an excessive amount of system resources. (CVE-2014-3710, CVE-2014-8116, CVE-2014-8117, CVE-2014-9653) Red Hat would like to thank Thomas Jarosch of Intra2net AG for reporting the CVE-2014-8116 and CVE-2014-8117 issues. The CVE-2014-0207, CVE-2014-0237, CVE-2014-0238, CVE-2014-3478, CVE-2014-3479, CVE-2014-3480, CVE-2014-3487, CVE-2014-3710 issues were discovered by Francisco Alonso of Red Hat Product Security; the CVE-2014-3538 issue was discovered by Jan Kaluza of the Red Hat Web Stack Team The file packages have been updated to ensure correct operation on Power little endian and ARM 64-bit hardware architectures. (BZ#1224667, BZ#1224668, BZ#1157850, BZ#1067688). All file users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 87137
    published 2015-12-02
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=87137
    title CentOS 7 : file (CESA-2015:2155)
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DLA-204.NASL
    description This update fixes the following issue in the file package : CVE-2014-9653 readelf.c does not consider that pread calls sometimes read only a subset of the available data, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (uninitialized memory access) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted ELF file. NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-06
    plugin id 82862
    published 2015-04-20
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=82862
    title Debian DLA-204-1 : file security update
  • NASL family Web Servers
    NASL id HPSMH_7_5.NASL
    description According to the web server's banner, the version of HP System Management Homepage (SMH) hosted on the remote web server is prior to 7.5.0. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities : - A flaw exists within the 'mod_deflate' module when handling highly compressed bodies. A remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted request, to exhaust memory and CPU resources, resulting in a denial of service condition. (CVE-2014-0118) - The 'mod_status' module contains a race condition that can be triggered when handling the scoreboard. A remote attacker can exploit this to cause a denial of service, execute arbitrary code, or obtain sensitive credential information. (CVE-2014-0226) - The 'mod_cgid' module lacks a time out mechanism. A remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted request, to cause child processes to linger indefinitely, filling up the scoreboard and resulting in a denial of service vulnerability. (CVE-2014-0231) - A flaw exists in WinNT MPM versions 2.4.1 to 2.4.9 when using the default AcceptFilter. An attacker can exploit this, via specially crafted requests. to create a memory leak, resulting in a denial of service condition. (CVE-2014-3523) - A NULL pointer dereference flaw exists when the SSLv3 option isn't enabled and an SSLv3 ClientHello is received. This allows a remote attacker, using an unexpected handshake, to crash the daemon, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2014-3569) - The BIGNUM squaring (BN_sqr) implementation does not properly calculate the square of a BIGNUM value. This allows remote attackers to defeat cryptographic protection mechanisms. (CVE-2014-3570) - A NULL pointer dereference flaw exists in the dtls1_get_record() function when handling DTLS messages. A remote attacker, using a specially crafted DTLS message, can cause a denial of service. (CVE-2014-3571) - A flaw exists with ECDH handshakes when using an ECDSA certificate without a ServerKeyExchange message. This allows a remote attacker to trigger a loss of forward secrecy from the ciphersuite. (CVE-2014-3572) - A use-after-free error exists in the 'process_nested_data' function within 'ext/standard/var_unserializer.re' due to improper handling of duplicate keys within the serialized properties of an object. A remote attacker, using a specially crafted call to the 'unserialize' method, can exploit this flaw to execute arbitrary code on the system. (CVE-2014-8142) - A flaw exists when accepting non-DER variations of certificate signature algorithms and signature encodings due to a lack of enforcement of matches between signed and unsigned portions. A remote attacker, by including crafted data within a certificate's unsigned portion, can bypass fingerprint-based certificate-blacklist protection mechanisms. (CVE-2014-8275) - An out-of-bounds read flaw in file 'cgi_main.c' exists when nmap is used to process an invalid file that begins with a hash character (#) but lacks a newline character. A remote attacker, using a specially crafted PHP file, can exploit this vulnerability to disclose memory contents, cause a denial of service, or possibly execute code. (CVE-2014-9427) - An out-of-bounds read error exists in the Fine Free File component that is bundled with PHP. A remote attacker can exploit this to cause a denial of service condition or the disclosure of sensitive information. (CVE-2014-9652) - A memory corruption issue exists in the Fine Free File component that is bundled with PHP. A remote attacker can exploit this to cause an unspecified impact. (CVE-2014-9653) - A heap buffer overflow condition exists in PHP in the enchant_broker_request_dict() function due to improper validation of user-supplied input. An attacker can exploit this to cause a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-9705) - A security feature bypass vulnerability, known as FREAK (Factoring attack on RSA-EXPORT Keys), exists due to the support of weak EXPORT_RSA cipher suites with keys less than or equal to 512 bits. A man-in-the-middle attacker may be able to downgrade the SSL/TLS connection to use EXPORT_RSA cipher suites which can be factored in a short amount of time, allowing the attacker to intercept and decrypt the traffic. (CVE-2015-0204) - A flaw exists when accepting DH certificates for client authentication without the CertificateVerify message. This allows a remote attacker to authenticate to the service without a private key. (CVE-2015-0205) - A memory leak occurs in dtls1_buffer_record() when handling a saturation of DTLS records containing the same number sequence but for the next epoch. This allows a remote attacker to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2015-0206) - A flaw exists in the DTLSv1_listen() function due to state being preserved in the SSL object from one invocation to the next. A remote attacker can exploit this, via crafted DTLS traffic, to cause a segmentation fault, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2015-0207) - A flaw exists in the rsa_item_verify() function due to improper implementation of ASN.1 signature verification. A remote attacker can exploit this, via an ASN.1 signature using the RSA PSS algorithm and invalid parameters, to cause a NULL pointer dereference, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2015-0208) - A use-after-free condition exists in the d2i_ECPrivateKey() function due to improper processing of malformed EC private key files during import. A remote attacker can exploit this to dereference or free already freed memory, resulting in a denial of service or other unspecified impact. (CVE-2015-0209) - A use-after-free memory error exists in the process_nested_data() function in 'var_unserializer.re' due to improper handling of duplicate numerical keys within the serialized properties of an object. A remote attacker, using a crafted unserialize method call, can exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-0231) - A flaw exists in the exif_process_unicode() function in 'exif.c' that allows freeing an uninitialized pointer. A remote attacker, using specially crafted EXIF data in a JPEG image, can exploit this to cause a denial of service or to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-0232) - A use-after-free flaw exists in the function php_date_timezone_initialize_from_hash() within the 'ext/date/php_date.c' script. An attacker can exploit this to access sensitive information or crash applications linked to PHP. (CVE-2015-0273) - A flaw exists in the ssl3_client_hello() function due to improper validation of a PRNG seed before proceeding with a handshake, resulting in insufficient entropy and predictable output. This allows a man-in-the-middle attacker to defeat cryptographic protection mechanisms via a brute-force attack, resulting in the disclosure of sensitive information. (CVE-2015-0285) - An invalid read error exists in the ASN1_TYPE_cmp() function due to improperly performed boolean-type comparisons. A remote attacker can exploit this, via a crafted X.509 certificate to an endpoint that uses the certificate-verification feature, to cause an invalid read operation, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2015-0286) - A flaw exists in the ASN1_item_ex_d2i() function due to a failure to reinitialize 'CHOICE' and 'ADB' data structures when reusing a structure in ASN.1 parsing. This allows a remote attacker to cause an invalid write operation and memory corruption, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2015-0287) - A NULL pointer dereference flaw exists in the X509_to_X509_REQ() function due to improper processing of certificate keys. This allows a remote attacker, via a crafted X.509 certificate, to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2015-0288) - A NULL pointer dereference flaw exists in the PKCS#7 parsing code due to incorrect handling of missing outer ContentInfo. This allows a remote attacker, using an application that processes arbitrary PKCS#7 data and providing malformed data with ASN.1 encoding, to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2015-0289) - A flaw exists with the 'multiblock' feature in the ssl3_write_bytes() function due to improper handling of certain non-blocking I/O cases. This allows a remote attacker to cause failed connections or a segmentation fault, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2015-0290) - A NULL pointer dereference flaw exists when handling clients attempting to renegotiate using an invalid signature algorithm extension. A remote attacker can exploit this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2015-0291) - An integer underflow condition exists in the EVP_DecodeUpdate() function due to improper validation of base64 encoded input when decoding. This allows a remote attacker, using maliciously crafted base64 data, to cause a segmentation fault or memory corruption, resulting in a denial of service or possibly the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-0292) - A flaw exists in servers that both support SSLv2 and enable export cipher suites due to improper implementation of SSLv2. A remote attacker can exploit this, via a crafted CLIENT-MASTER-KEY message, to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2015-0293) - A flaw exists in the ssl3_get_client_key_exchange() function when client authentication and an ephemeral Diffie-Hellman ciphersuite are enabled. This allows a remote attacker, via a ClientKeyExchange message with a length of zero, to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2015-1787) - A cross-site request forgery (XSRF) vulnerability exists due to the lack of a unique token when performing sensitive actions via HTTP requests. (CVE-2015-2134) - A use-after-free error exists in the function phar_rename_archive() in file 'phar_object.c'. A remote attacker, by attempting to rename a phar archive to an already existing file name, can exploit this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2015-2301) - A use-after-free error exists related to function 'unserialize', which can allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code. Note that this issue is due to an incomplete fix for CVE-2014-8142. (CVE-2015-0231) - A filter bypass vulnerability exists due to a flaw in the move_uploaded_file() function in which pathnames are truncated when a NULL byte is encountered. This allows a remote attacker, via a crafted second argument, to bypass intended extension restrictions and create files with unexpected names. (CVE-2015-2348) - A user-after-free error exists in the process_nested_data() function. This allows a remote attacker, via a crafted unserialize call, to dereference already freed memory, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-2787)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-12
    plugin id 84923
    published 2015-07-22
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=84923
    title HP System Management Homepage 7.3.x / 7.4.x < 7.5.0 Multiple Vulnerabilities (FREAK)
  • NASL family Gentoo Local Security Checks
    NASL id GENTOO_GLSA-201701-42.NASL
    description The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201701-42 (file: Multiple vulnerabilities) Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in file. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details. Impact : A remote attacker could entice a user or automated system to process a specially crafted input file, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, a Denial of Service condition or have other unspecified impacts. Workaround : There is no known workaround at this time.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2017-01-18
    plugin id 96576
    published 2017-01-18
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=96576
    title GLSA-201701-42 : file: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-3686-1.NASL
    description Alexander Cherepanov discovered that file incorrectly handled a large number of notes. An attacker could use this issue to cause a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. (CVE-2014-9620) Alexander Cherepanov discovered that file incorrectly handled certain long strings. An attacker could use this issue to cause a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. (CVE-2014-9620) Alexander Cherepanov discovered that file incorrectly handled certain malformed ELF files. An attacker could use this issue to cause a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. (CVE-2014-9653) It was discovered that file incorrectly handled certain magic files. An attacker could use this issue with a specially crafted magic file to cause a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. (CVE-2015-8865) It was discovered that file incorrectly handled certain malformed ELF files. An attacker could use this issue to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2018-10360). Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-01
    plugin id 110552
    published 2018-06-15
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=110552
    title Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.10 / 18.04 LTS : file vulnerabilities (USN-3686-1)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_SU-2017-3048-1.NASL
    description The GNU file utility was updated to version 5.22. Security issues fixed : - CVE-2014-9621: The ELF parser in file allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service via a long string. (bsc#913650) - CVE-2014-9620: The ELF parser in file allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service via a large number of notes. (bsc#913651) - CVE-2014-9653: readelf.c in file did not consider that pread calls sometimes read only a subset of the available data, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (uninitialized memory access) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted ELF file. (bsc#917152) - CVE-2014-8116: The ELF parser (readelf.c) in file allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption or crash) via a large number of (1) program or (2) section headers or (3) invalid capabilities. (bsc#910253) - CVE-2014-8117: softmagic.c in file did not properly limit recursion, which allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption or crash) via unspecified vectors. (bsc#910253) Version update to file version 5.22 - add indirect relative for TIFF/Exif - restructure elf note printing to avoid repeated messages - add note limit, suggested by Alexander Cherepanov - Bail out on partial pread()'s (Alexander Cherepanov) - Fix incorrect bounds check in file_printable (Alexander Cherepanov) - PR/405: ignore SIGPIPE from uncompress programs - change printable -> file_printable and use it in more places for safety - in ELF, instead of '(uses dynamic libraries)' when PT_INTERP is present print the interpreter name. Version update to file version 5.21 - there was an incorrect free in magic_load_buffers() - there was an out of bounds read for some pascal strings - there was a memory leak in magic lists - don't interpret strings printed from files using the current locale, convert them to ascii format first. - there was an out of bounds read in elf note reads Update to file version 5.20 - recognize encrypted CDF documents - add magic_load_buffers from Brooks Davis - add thumbs.db support The update package also includes non-security fixes. See advisory for details. Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-30
    plugin id 104777
    published 2017-11-27
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=104777
    title SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : file (SUSE-SU-2017:3048-1)
  • NASL family CentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL id CENTOS_RHSA-2016-0760.NASL
    description An update for file is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section. The file command is used to identify a particular file according to the type of data the file contains. It can identify many different file types, including Executable and Linkable Format (ELF) binary files, system libraries, RPM packages, and different graphics formats. Security Fix(es) : * Multiple flaws were found in the file regular expression rules for detecting various files. A remote attacker could use these flaws to cause file to consume an excessive amount of CPU. (CVE-2014-3538) * A denial of service flaw was found in the way file parsed certain Composite Document Format (CDF) files. A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash file via a specially crafted CDF file. (CVE-2014-3587) * Multiple flaws were found in the way file parsed Executable and Linkable Format (ELF) files. A remote attacker could use these flaws to cause file to crash, disclose portions of its memory, or consume an excessive amount of system resources. (CVE-2014-3710, CVE-2014-8116, CVE-2014-8117, CVE-2014-9620, CVE-2014-9653) Red Hat would like to thank Thomas Jarosch (Intra2net AG) for reporting CVE-2014-8116 and CVE-2014-8117. The CVE-2014-3538 issue was discovered by Jan Kaluza (Red Hat Web Stack Team) and the CVE-2014-3710 issue was discovered by Francisco Alonso (Red Hat Product Security). For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8 Release Notes and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8 Technical Notes linked from the References section.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 91167
    published 2016-05-17
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=91167
    title CentOS 6 : file (CESA-2016:0760)
  • NASL family Amazon Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ALA_ALAS-2015-497.NASL
    description The ELF parser in file 5.08 through 5.21 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service via a large number of notes. (CVE-2014-9620) The ELF parser (readelf.c) in file before 5.21 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption or crash) via a large number of (1) program or (2) section headers or (3) invalid capabilities. (CVE-2014-8116) It was reported that a malformed elf file can cause file urility to access invalid memory. (CVE-2014-9653) The ELF parser in file 5.16 through 5.21 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service via a long string. (CVE-2014-9621) softmagic.c in file before 5.21 does not properly limit recursion, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption or crash) via unspecified vectors. (CVE-2014-8117)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-04-18
    plugin id 82046
    published 2015-03-25
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=82046
    title Amazon Linux AMI : file (ALAS-2015-497)
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2016-0760.NASL
    description From Red Hat Security Advisory 2016:0760 : An update for file is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section. The file command is used to identify a particular file according to the type of data the file contains. It can identify many different file types, including Executable and Linkable Format (ELF) binary files, system libraries, RPM packages, and different graphics formats. Security Fix(es) : * Multiple flaws were found in the file regular expression rules for detecting various files. A remote attacker could use these flaws to cause file to consume an excessive amount of CPU. (CVE-2014-3538) * A denial of service flaw was found in the way file parsed certain Composite Document Format (CDF) files. A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash file via a specially crafted CDF file. (CVE-2014-3587) * Multiple flaws were found in the way file parsed Executable and Linkable Format (ELF) files. A remote attacker could use these flaws to cause file to crash, disclose portions of its memory, or consume an excessive amount of system resources. (CVE-2014-3710, CVE-2014-8116, CVE-2014-8117, CVE-2014-9620, CVE-2014-9653) Red Hat would like to thank Thomas Jarosch (Intra2net AG) for reporting CVE-2014-8116 and CVE-2014-8117. The CVE-2014-3538 issue was discovered by Jan Kaluza (Red Hat Web Stack Team) and the CVE-2014-3710 issue was discovered by Francisco Alonso (Red Hat Product Security). For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8 Release Notes and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8 Technical Notes linked from the References section.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-24
    plugin id 91149
    published 2016-05-16
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=91149
    title Oracle Linux 6 : file (ELSA-2016-0760)
  • NASL family Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id SL_20160510_FILE_ON_SL6_X.NASL
    description Security Fix(es) : - Multiple flaws were found in the file regular expression rules for detecting various files. A remote attacker could use these flaws to cause file to consume an excessive amount of CPU. (CVE-2014-3538) - A denial of service flaw was found in the way file parsed certain Composite Document Format (CDF) files. A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash file via a specially crafted CDF file. (CVE-2014-3587) - Multiple flaws were found in the way file parsed Executable and Linkable Format (ELF) files. A remote attacker could use these flaws to cause file to crash, disclose portions of its memory, or consume an excessive amount of system resources. (CVE-2014-3710, CVE-2014-8116, CVE-2014-8117, CVE-2014-9620, CVE-2014-9653)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-28
    plugin id 91537
    published 2016-06-09
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=91537
    title Scientific Linux Security Update : file on SL6.x i386/x86_64
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2016-0760.NASL
    description An update for file is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section. The file command is used to identify a particular file according to the type of data the file contains. It can identify many different file types, including Executable and Linkable Format (ELF) binary files, system libraries, RPM packages, and different graphics formats. Security Fix(es) : * Multiple flaws were found in the file regular expression rules for detecting various files. A remote attacker could use these flaws to cause file to consume an excessive amount of CPU. (CVE-2014-3538) * A denial of service flaw was found in the way file parsed certain Composite Document Format (CDF) files. A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash file via a specially crafted CDF file. (CVE-2014-3587) * Multiple flaws were found in the way file parsed Executable and Linkable Format (ELF) files. A remote attacker could use these flaws to cause file to crash, disclose portions of its memory, or consume an excessive amount of system resources. (CVE-2014-3710, CVE-2014-8116, CVE-2014-8117, CVE-2014-9620, CVE-2014-9653) Red Hat would like to thank Thomas Jarosch (Intra2net AG) for reporting CVE-2014-8116 and CVE-2014-8117. The CVE-2014-3538 issue was discovered by Jan Kaluza (Red Hat Web Stack Team) and the CVE-2014-3710 issue was discovered by Francisco Alonso (Red Hat Product Security). For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8 Release Notes and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8 Technical Notes linked from the References section.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 91074
    published 2016-05-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=91074
    title RHEL 6 : file (RHSA-2016:0760)
  • NASL family OracleVM Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLEVM_OVMSA-2016-0050.NASL
    description The remote OracleVM system is missing necessary patches to address critical security updates : - fix CVE-2014-3538 (unrestricted regular expression matching) - fix #1284826 - try to read ELF header to detect corrupted one - fix #1263987 - fix bugs found by coverity in the patch - fix CVE-2014-3587 (incomplete fix for CVE-2012-1571) - fix CVE-2014-3710 (out-of-bounds read in elf note headers) - fix CVE-2014-8116 (multiple DoS issues (resource consumption)) - fix CVE-2014-8117 (denial of service issue (resource consumption)) - fix CVE-2014-9620 (limit the number of ELF notes processed) - fix CVE-2014-9653 (malformed elf file causes access to uninitialized memory) - fix #809898 - add support for detection of Python 2.7 byte-compiled files - fix #1263987 - fix coredump execfn detection on ppc64 and s390 - fix #966953 - include msooxml file in magic.mgc generation - fix #966953 - increate the strength of MSOOXML magic patterns - fix #1169509 - add support for Java 1.7 and 1.8 - fix #1243650 - comment out too-sensitive Pascal magic - fix #1080453 - remove .orig files from magic directory - fix #1161058 - add support for EPUB - fix #1162149 - remove parts of patches patching .orig files - fix #1154802 - fix detection of zip files containing file named mime - fix #1246073 - fix detection UTF8 and UTF16 encoded XML files - fix #1263987 - add new execfn to coredump output to show the real name of executable which generated the coredump - fix #809898 - add support for detection of Python 3.2-3.5 byte-compiled files - fix #966953 - backport support for MSOOXML
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-24
    plugin id 91155
    published 2016-05-16
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=91155
    title OracleVM 3.3 / 3.4 : file (OVMSA-2016-0050)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2015-2020.NASL
    description Update to File-5.22. Fixes various CVE bugs. Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2015-10-19
    plugin id 81394
    published 2015-02-18
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=81394
    title Fedora 21 : file-5.22-2.fc21 (2015-2020)
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2015-2155.NASL
    description Updated file packages that fix multiple security issues and several bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section. The file command is used to identify a particular file according to the type of data the file contains. It can identify many different file types, including Executable and Linkable Format (ELF) binary files, system libraries, RPM packages, and different graphics formats. Multiple denial of service flaws were found in the way file parsed certain Composite Document Format (CDF) files. A remote attacker could use either of these flaws to crash file, or an application using file, via a specially crafted CDF file. (CVE-2014-0207, CVE-2014-0237, CVE-2014-0238, CVE-2014-3479, CVE-2014-3480, CVE-2014-3487, CVE-2014-3587) Two flaws were found in the way file processed certain Pascal strings. A remote attacker could cause file to crash if it was used to identify the type of the attacker-supplied file. (CVE-2014-3478, CVE-2014-9652) Multiple flaws were found in the file regular expression rules for detecting various files. A remote attacker could use these flaws to cause file to consume an excessive amount of CPU. (CVE-2014-3538) Multiple flaws were found in the way file parsed Executable and Linkable Format (ELF) files. A remote attacker could use these flaws to cause file to crash, disclose portions of its memory, or consume an excessive amount of system resources. (CVE-2014-3710, CVE-2014-8116, CVE-2014-8117, CVE-2014-9653) Red Hat would like to thank Thomas Jarosch of Intra2net AG for reporting the CVE-2014-8116 and CVE-2014-8117 issues. The CVE-2014-0207, CVE-2014-0237, CVE-2014-0238, CVE-2014-3478, CVE-2014-3479, CVE-2014-3480, CVE-2014-3487, CVE-2014-3710 issues were discovered by Francisco Alonso of Red Hat Product Security; the CVE-2014-3538 issue was discovered by Jan Kaluza of the Red Hat Web Stack Team The file packages have been updated to ensure correct operation on Power little endian and ARM 64-bit hardware architectures. (BZ#1224667, BZ#1224668, BZ#1157850, BZ#1067688). All file users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 86973
    published 2015-11-20
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=86973
    title RHEL 7 : file (RHSA-2015:2155)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id OPENSUSE-2017-1298.NASL
    description The GNU file utility was updated to version 5.22. Security issues fixed : - CVE-2014-9621: The ELF parser in file allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service via a long string. (bsc#913650) - CVE-2014-9620: The ELF parser in file allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service via a large number of notes. (bsc#913651) - CVE-2014-9653: readelf.c in file did not consider that pread calls sometimes read only a subset of the available data, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (uninitialized memory access) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted ELF file. (bsc#917152) - CVE-2014-8116: The ELF parser (readelf.c) in file allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption or crash) via a large number of (1) program or (2) section headers or (3) invalid capabilities. (bsc#910253) - CVE-2014-8117: softmagic.c in file did not properly limit recursion, which allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption or crash) via unspecified vectors. (bsc#910253) Version update to file version 5.22 - add indirect relative for TIFF/Exif - restructure elf note printing to avoid repeated messages - add note limit, suggested by Alexander Cherepanov - Bail out on partial pread()'s (Alexander Cherepanov) - Fix incorrect bounds check in file_printable (Alexander Cherepanov) - PR/405: ignore SIGPIPE from uncompress programs - change printable -> file_printable and use it in more places for safety - in ELF, instead of '(uses dynamic libraries)' when PT_INTERP is present print the interpreter name. Version update to file version 5.21 - there was an incorrect free in magic_load_buffers() - there was an out of bounds read for some pascal strings - there was a memory leak in magic lists - don't interpret strings printed from files using the current locale, convert them to ascii format first. - there was an out of bounds read in elf note reads Update to file version 5.20 - recognize encrypted CDF documents - add magic_load_buffers from Brooks Davis - add thumbs.db support Additional non-security bug fixes : - Fixed a memory corruption during rpmbuild (bsc#1063269) - Backport of a fix for an increased printable string length as found in file 5.30 (bsc#996511) - file command throws 'Composite Document File V2 Document, corrupt: Can't read SSAT' error against excel 97/2003 file format. (bsc#1009966) This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-12:Update update project.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2017-11-27
    plugin id 104764
    published 2017-11-27
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=104764
    title openSUSE Security Update : file (openSUSE-2017-1298)
redhat via4
advisories
  • bugzilla
    id 1255396
    title BuildID[sha1] sum is architecture dependent
    oval
    AND
    • OR
      • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Client is installed
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20140675001
      • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Server is installed
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20140675002
      • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Workstation is installed
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20140675003
      • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 ComputeNode is installed
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20140675004
    • OR
      • AND
        • comment file is earlier than 0:5.11-31.el7
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20152155011
        • comment file is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20141606006
      • AND
        • comment file-devel is earlier than 0:5.11-31.el7
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20152155005
        • comment file-devel is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20141606012
      • AND
        • comment file-libs is earlier than 0:5.11-31.el7
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20152155007
        • comment file-libs is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20141606014
      • AND
        • comment file-static is earlier than 0:5.11-31.el7
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20152155009
        • comment file-static is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20141606008
      • AND
        • comment python-magic is earlier than 0:5.11-31.el7
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20152155013
        • comment python-magic is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20141606010
    rhsa
    id RHSA-2015:2155
    released 2015-11-19
    severity Moderate
    title RHSA-2015:2155: file security and bug fix update (Moderate)
  • bugzilla
    id 1243650
    title ?
    oval
    AND
    • OR
      • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Client is installed
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100842001
      • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server is installed
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100842002
      • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Workstation is installed
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100842003
      • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 ComputeNode is installed
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100842004
    • OR
      • AND
        • comment file is earlier than 0:5.04-30.el6
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20160760013
        • comment file is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20141606006
      • AND
        • comment file-devel is earlier than 0:5.04-30.el6
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20160760009
        • comment file-devel is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20141606012
      • AND
        • comment file-libs is earlier than 0:5.04-30.el6
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20160760005
        • comment file-libs is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20141606014
      • AND
        • comment file-static is earlier than 0:5.04-30.el6
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20160760011
        • comment file-static is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20141606008
      • AND
        • comment python-magic is earlier than 0:5.04-30.el6
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20160760007
        • comment python-magic is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20141606010
    rhsa
    id RHSA-2016:0760
    released 2016-05-10
    severity Moderate
    title RHSA-2016:0760: file security, bug fix, and enhancement update (Moderate)
rpms
  • file-0:5.11-31.el7
  • file-devel-0:5.11-31.el7
  • file-libs-0:5.11-31.el7
  • file-static-0:5.11-31.el7
  • python-magic-0:5.11-31.el7
  • file-0:5.04-30.el6
  • file-devel-0:5.04-30.el6
  • file-libs-0:5.04-30.el6
  • file-static-0:5.04-30.el6
  • python-magic-0:5.04-30.el6
refmap via4
bid 72516
confirm
debian DSA-3196
gentoo GLSA-201701-42
hp
  • HPSBMU03380
  • HPSBMU03409
mlist
  • [file] 20141216 [PATCH] readelf.c: better checks for values returned by pread
  • [oss-security] 20150205 Re: CVE Request: PHP/file: out-of-bounds memory access in softmagic
ubuntu USN-3686-1
Last major update 28-11-2016 - 14:14
Published 30-03-2015 - 06:59
Last modified 15-06-2018 - 21:29
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