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Improper Handling of Length Parameter Inconsistency in Compress

Description

When reading a specially crafted TAR archive, Compress can be made to allocate large amounts of memory that finally leads to an out of memory error even for very small inputs. This could be used to mount a denial of service attack against services that use Compress' tar package.


Affected Software


CPE Name Name Version
org.apache.commons:commons-compress 1.21

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