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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
CVE-2018-11771: Apache Commons Compress 1.7 to 1.17 denial
of service vulnerability
20 August 2018
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Apache Commons Compress
Publisher: The Apache Software Foundation
Operating System: Windows
UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access: Denial of Service -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2018-11771
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CVE-2018-11771: Apache Commons Compress 1.7 to 1.17 denial of service
The Apache Software Foundation
Apache Commons Compress 1.7 to 1.17
When reading a specially crafted ZIP archive, the read method of
ZipArchiveInputStream can fail to return the correct EOF indication
after the end of the stream has been reached. When combined with a
java.io.InputStreamReader this can lead to an infinite stream, which
can be used to mount a denial of service attack against services that
use Compress' zip package.
Commons Compress users should upgrade to 1.18 or later
This issue was discovered by Tobias Ospelt of modzero AG.
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