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CVE-2013-0211

Impact: Low
Public: 2013-03-25
Bugzilla: 902998: CVE-2013-0211 libarchive: read buffer overflow on 64-bit systems

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Integer signedness error in the archive_write_zip_data function in archive_write_set_format_zip.c in libarchive 3.1.2 and earlier, when running on 64-bit machines, allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via unspecified vectors, which triggers an improper conversion between unsigned and signed types, leading to a buffer overflow.

Find out more about CVE-2013-0211 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue affects the version of libarchive as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low
security impact, a future update may address this flaw.

CVSS v2 metrics

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

Base Score: 2.1
Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector: Local
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: None
Integrity Impact: None
Availability Impact: Partial

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