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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2012-2098

Original release date: 06/29/2012
Last revised: 12/12/2013


Algorithmic complexity vulnerability in the sorting algorithms in bzip2 compressing stream (BZip2CompressorOutputStream) in Apache Commons Compress before 1.4.1 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via a file with many repeating inputs.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

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External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1027096
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21644047
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://ant.apache.org/security.html
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2012-8428
External Source: XF
Name: apache-commons-ant-bzip2-dos(75857)
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2013-5546
External Source: BID
Name: 53676
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 82161
External Source: MISC
Name: http://packetstormsecurity.org/files/113014/Apache-Commons-Compress-Apache-Ant-Denial-Of-Service.html
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://commons.apache.org/compress/security.html
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20120523 [CVE-2012-2098] Apache Commons Compress and Apache Ant denial of service vulnerability
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2012-8465
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2013-5548

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