file before 5.19 does not properly restrict the amount of data read during
a regex search, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service
(CPU consumption) via a crafted file that triggers backtracking during
processing of an awk rule. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an
incomplete fix for CVE-2013-7345.
mdeslaur> This fix introduces new functionnality and is too intrusive
mdeslaur> to backport to lucid.
Updated: 2016-01-26 17:44:17 UTC (commit 10507)