DescriptionWhen reading a specially crafted 7Z archive, the construction of the list of codecs that decompress an entry can result in an infinite loop. This could be used to mount a denial of service attack against services that use Compress' sevenz package.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium
Debian Bugs991041

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
libcommons-compress-java (PTS)stretch1.13-1vulnerable
bookworm, sid1.21-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[bullseye] - libcommons-compress-java <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[buster] - libcommons-compress-java <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[stretch] - libcommons-compress-java <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
Fixed by;a=commit;h=3fe6b42110dc56d0d6fe0aaf80cfecb8feea5321

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