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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-3644

Original release date: 07/13/2007
Last revised: 10/29/2012


archive_read_support_format_tar.c in libarchive before 2.2.4 allows user-assisted remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via (1) an end-of-file condition within a pax extension header or (2) a malformed pax extension header in an (a) PAX or a (b) TAR archive.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

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External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28377
External Source: FREEBSD
Name: FreeBSD-SA-07:05
Type: Advisory
External Source: MISC
Name: http://security.freebsd.org/patches/SA-07:05/libarchive.patch
Type: Patch Information
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 26355
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2007:015
External Source: BID
Name: 24885
Type: Patch Information
External Source: XF
Name: freebsd-libarchive-pax-dos(35402)
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200708-03
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT-VN
Name: VU#970849
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 26062
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 38093
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 26050
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://people.freebsd.org/~kientzle/libarchive/
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1455
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 38094
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-2521
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1018379
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=432924

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* cpe:/a:freebsd:libarchive:2.2.3 and previous versions

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