Published: 3 July 2014
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.
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
This fix introduces new functionnality and is too intrusive to backport to lucid.