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HistoryJan 08, 2019 - 12:00 a.m.

[ASA-201901-1] tar: denial of service

2019-01-0800:00:00
security.archlinux.org
7

1.9 Low

CVSS2

Attack Vector

LOCAL

Attack Complexity

MEDIUM

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

NONE

Integrity Impact

NONE

Availability Impact

PARTIAL

AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

4.7 Medium

CVSS3

Attack Vector

LOCAL

Attack Complexity

HIGH

Privileges Required

LOW

User Interaction

NONE

Scope

UNCHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

NONE

Integrity Impact

NONE

Availability Impact

HIGH

CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

0.0004 Low

EPSS

Percentile

5.1%

Arch Linux Security Advisory ASA-201901-1

Severity: Low
Date : 2019-01-08
CVE-ID : CVE-2018-20482
Package : tar
Type : denial of service
Remote : No
Link : https://security.archlinux.org/AVG-841

Summary

The package tar before version 1.31-1 is vulnerable to denial of
service.

Resolution

Upgrade to 1.31-1.

pacman -Syu β€œtar>=1.31-1”

The problem has been fixed upstream in version 1.31.

Workaround

None.

Description

A denial of service issue has been found in GNU Tar versions up to and
including 1.30. When creating archives with the --sparse option, tar
would loop endlessly if a sparse file had been truncated while being
archived.

Impact

An attacker might be able to cause a denial of service via an archive
created with the --sparse option.

References

https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-tar/2018-12/msg00023.html
https://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/tar.git/commit/?id=c15c42c
https://utcc.utoronto.ca/~cks/space/blog/sysadmin/TarFindingTruncateBug
https://security.archlinux.org/CVE-2018-20482

OSVersionArchitecturePackageVersionFilename
ArchLinuxanyanytar<Β 1.31-1UNKNOWN

1.9 Low

CVSS2

Attack Vector

LOCAL

Attack Complexity

MEDIUM

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

NONE

Integrity Impact

NONE

Availability Impact

PARTIAL

AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

4.7 Medium

CVSS3

Attack Vector

LOCAL

Attack Complexity

HIGH

Privileges Required

LOW

User Interaction

NONE

Scope

UNCHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

NONE

Integrity Impact

NONE

Availability Impact

HIGH

CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

0.0004 Low

EPSS

Percentile

5.1%