DescriptionThe BEGIN regular expression in the awk script detector in magic/Magdir/commands in file before 5.15 uses multiple wildcards with unlimited repetitions, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via a crafted ASCII file that triggers a large amount of backtracking, as demonstrated via a file with many newline characters.
NVD CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
SUSE informationSUSE Bugzilla entries: 869906, 883306 SUSE Security Advisories:
- openSUSE-SU-2014:0481-1, published Fri, 4 Apr 2014 11:04:27 +0200 (CEST)
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