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'file' utility regular expressions DoS
Published:16.04.2007
Source:
SecurityVulns ID:7586
Type:library
Threat Level:
5/10
Description:Large number of LF characters leads to CPU consumption.
Affected:FILE : file 4.20
CVE:CVE-2007-2026 (The gnu regular expression code in file 4.20 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via a crafted document with a large number of line feed characters, which is not well handled by OS/2 REXX regular expressions that use wildcards, as originally reported for AMaViS.)

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