Moderate CentOS file Security Update


file-5.04-30.el6.i686.rpm, file-5.04-30.el6.x86_64.rpm, file-devel-5.04-30.el6.i686.rpm, file-devel-5.04-30.el6.x86_64.rpm, file-libs-5.04-30.el6.i686.rpm, file-libs-5.04-30.el6.x86_64.rpm, file-static-5.04-30.el6.i686.rpm, file-static-5.04-30.el6.x86_64.rpm, python-magic-5.04-30.el6.i686.rpm, python-magic-5.04-30.el6.x86_64.rpm
CVE-2014-3538, CVE-2014-3587, CVE-2014-3710, CVE-2014-8116, CVE-2014-8117, CVE-2014-9620, CVE-2014-9653,
2017-07-27 19:11
Moderate CentOS file Security Update
Important CentOS php53 Security Update
Important CentOS php Security Update
Moderate CentOS php Security Update
Moderate CentOS php Security Update
CVE-2014-8117 php5
CVE-2014-9620 php5
CVE-2014-8116 file
CVE-2014-9653 file
CVE-2014-9620 file
CVE-2014-3538 file
CVE-2014-3710 php5
CVE-2014-3587 file
CVE-2014-3710 file
CVE-2014-8116 php5
CVE-2014-9653 php5
CVE-2014-3587 php5
CVE-2014-3538 php5
CVE-2014-8117 file
2017-04-01 19:09
2017-01-05 20:14


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 Kalu┼ża (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.
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Affected package information

Release Package Patched in
6 file file-5.04-30.el6.i686.rpm
file file-5.04-30.el6.x86_64.rpm
file-devel file-devel-5.04-30.el6.i686.rpm
file-devel file-devel-5.04-30.el6.x86_64.rpm
file-libs file-libs-5.04-30.el6.i686.rpm
file-libs file-libs-5.04-30.el6.x86_64.rpm
file-static file-static-5.04-30.el6.i686.rpm
file-static file-static-5.04-30.el6.x86_64.rpm
python-magic python-magic-5.04-30.el6.i686.rpm
python-magic python-magic-5.04-30.el6.x86_64.rpm