#VU20838 Out-of-bounds read in libarchive

Published: 2019-09-04

Vulnerability identifier: #VU20838

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 5.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-1000019


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Client/Desktop applications / Software for archiving

Vendor: libarchive


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform denial of service (DoS) attack.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary condition in the header_bytes() function in  archive_read_support_format_7zip.c when decompressing 7zip archives. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted 7zip file, trick the victim into opening it, trigger out-of-bounds read error and crash the affected application.

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Vulnerable software versions

libarchive: 3.0.2 - 3.2.2

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Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.

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