#VU80788 Resource exhaustion in Apache Commons Compress

Published: 2023-09-14 | Updated: 2023-12-22

Vulnerability identifier: #VU80788

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 6.5 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2023-42503


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Apache Commons Compress
Universal components / Libraries / Libraries used by multiple products

Vendor: Apache Foundation


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

The vulnerability exists due to application does not properly control consumption of internal resources when parsing .tar archives. A remote attacker can pass a specially crafted archive to the application and consume excessive CPU usage.

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Vulnerable software versions

Apache Commons Compress: 1.22 - 1.23.0

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Q & A

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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