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Date: Wed, 05 Mar 2014 18:29:22 +0000
From: "mancha" <mancha1@...h.com>
To: carnil@...ian.org, cve-assign@...re.org
Cc: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: Re: CVE Request: file: crashes when checking softmagic for some corrupt PE executables

On Wed, 05 Mar 2014 17:08:17 +0000 cve-assign@...re.org wrote:
>> file can be made to crash when checking some corrupt PE 
>> executables, and so could be used to mount a denial of service
>>for file, or an application using file/libmagic.
>>
>> http://bugs.gw.com/view.php?id=313
>> https://github.com/glensc/file/commit/447558595a3650db2886cd
>
>Use CVE-2014-2270.
>

CVE Assignment Team, et al. -

The initial fix for this problem [1] had an off-by-one flaw
that has since been corrected [2].

I am unsure of the policy regarding the issuance of new CVE 
identifiers associated with incomplete/flawed fixes associated
with previously allocated CVEs. But, in this particular case
file 5.17 shipped with [1] and not [2].

--mancha

[1] https://github.com/file/file/commit/447558595a36
[2] https://github.com/file/file/commit/70c65d2e1841

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