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CVE-2010-0624

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2010-03-10
IAVA:
2015-A-0263
CWE:
CWE-122
Bugzilla:
564368: CVE-2010-0624 tar, cpio: Heap-based buffer overflow by expanding a specially-crafted archive

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Heap-based buffer overflow in the rmt_read__ function in lib/rtapelib.c in the rmt client functionality in GNU tar before 1.23 and GNU cpio before 2.11 allows remote rmt servers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption) or possibly execute arbitrary code by sending more data than was requested, related to archive filenames that contain a : (colon) character.

Find out more about CVE-2010-0624 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 5.1
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (cpio) RHSA-2010:0143 2010-03-16
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (tar) RHSA-2010:0141 2010-03-15
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (cpio) RHSA-2010:0145 2010-03-16
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (tar) RHSA-2010:0142 2010-03-16
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (tar) RHSA-2010:0141 2010-03-15
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (cpio) RHSA-2010:0144 2010-03-16

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank Jakob Lell for responsibly reporting this issue.

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