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Integer overflow in libtar (<= 1.2.19)
From: Huzaifa Sidhpurwala <huzaifas () redhat com>
Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2013 10:06:05 +0530
Forwarding information from the linux-distros list to oss-sec, since
the issue is public now
An integer overflow vulnerability was identified in libtar 1.2.19 (and
olders) that can possibly be exploited for arbitrary code execution when
extracting a specially crafted tar file.
A coordinated release date (CRD) of October 9th has been agreed with
Chris Frey (libtar developer).
This issue is assigned CVE-2013-4397.
This issue is fixed in libtar-1.2.20
Announcement: This is an announcement about the release on
libtar list, but strangely i cant access the list archives.
(i am subscribed to the mailing list though)
Red Hat bugzilla:
Huzaifa Sidhpurwala / Red Hat Security Response Team
- Integer overflow in libtar (<= 1.2.19) Huzaifa Sidhpurwala (Oct 10)