Bug 1014492 (CVE-2013-4397) - CVE-2013-4397 libtar: Heap-based buffer overflows by expanding a specially-crafted archive
Summary: CVE-2013-4397 libtar: Heap-based buffer overflows by expanding a specially-cr...
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Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: CVE-2013-4397
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1014905 1014906 1014907 1017507 1017508
Blocks: 1014499
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2013-10-02 08:40 UTC by Murray McAllister
Modified: 2019-06-08 19:43 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2013-10-10 17:26:54 UTC


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Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2013:1418 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Moderate: libtar security update 2013-10-10 20:39:19 UTC

Description Murray McAllister 2013-10-02 08:40:45 UTC
Two heap-based buffer overflow flaws were found in the way libtar handled archives that use the GNU longname and longlink extensions. If a user were tricked into expanding a specially-crafted archive, it could cause the libtar executable or an application using libtar to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code.

Comment 5 Vincent Danen 2013-10-03 02:54:10 UTC
Acknowledgements:

Red Hat would like to thank Timo Warns for reporting this issue.

Comment 17 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2013-10-10 04:38:33 UTC
Created libtar tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1017507]
Affects: epel-5 [bug 1017508]

Comment 18 errata-xmlrpc 2013-10-10 16:42:04 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2013:1418 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-1418.html

Comment 19 Fedora Update System 2013-10-19 09:11:44 UTC
libtar-1.2.11-25.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 20 Fedora Update System 2013-10-21 01:01:27 UTC
libtar-1.2.11-26.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 21 Fedora Update System 2013-10-25 17:39:44 UTC
libtar-1.2.11-14.el5 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 5 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 22 Fedora Update System 2013-11-10 07:50:58 UTC
libtar-1.2.11-27.fc20 has been pushed to the Fedora 20 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.


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