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HistoryAug 02, 2021 - 4:55 p.m.

Improper Handling of Length Parameter Inconsistency in Compress

2021-08-0216:55:39
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20

EPSS

0.014

Percentile

86.2%

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 Compressโ€™ tar package.

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