VMware Tanzu Platform Automation Toolkit update for tar

Published: 2023-05-26
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-48303
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Platform Automation Toolkit
Other software / Other software solutions

Vendor VMware, Inc

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one high risk vulnerability.

1) Heap-based buffer overflow

EUVDB-ID: #VU72432

Risk: High


CVE-ID: CVE-2022-48303

CWE-ID: CWE-122 - Heap-based Buffer Overflow

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error within the from_header() function in list.c when handling V7 archives. A remote attacker can trick the victim to open a specially crafted V7 archive, trigger a heap-based buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.


Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Platform Automation Toolkit: before 5.1.1

CPE2.3 External links


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?