CVE-2021-35517

NameCVE-2021-35517
DescriptionWhen 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.
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
buster1.18-2+deb10u1vulnerable
bullseye1.20-1vulnerable
bookworm, sid1.21-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
libcommons-compress-javasource(unstable)1.21-1991041

Notes

[bullseye] - libcommons-compress-java <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[buster] - libcommons-compress-java <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[stretch] - libcommons-compress-java <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
https://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2021/07/13/3
https://gitbox.apache.org/repos/asf?p=commons-compress.git;a=commit;h=d0af873e77d16f41edfef7b69da5c8c35c96a650
https://gitbox.apache.org/repos/asf?p=commons-compress.git;a=commit;h=7ce1b0796d6cbe1f41b969583bd49f33ae0efef0
https://gitbox.apache.org/repos/asf?p=commons-compress.git;a=commit;h=80124dd9fe4b0a0b2e203ca19aacac8cd0afc96f

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