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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2012-2098 (1 public exploit)

Algorithmic complexity vulnerability in the sorting algorithms in bzip2 compressing stream (BZip2CompressorOutputStream) in Apache Commons Compress before 1.4.1 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via a file with many repeating inputs.
Publish Date : 2012-06-29 Last Update Date : 2013-12-12
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of Service
CWE ID 310

- Products Affected By CVE-2012-2098

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Apache Commons-compress 1.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Apache Commons-compress 1.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Apache Commons-compress 1.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Apache Commons-compress 1.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Apache Commons-compress 1.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Apache Commons-compress 5

- References For CVE-2012-2098 CONFIRM
BUGTRAQ 20120523 [CVE-2012-2098] Apache Commons Compress and Apache Ant denial of service vulnerability CONFIRM
OSVDB 82161
XF apache-commons-ant-bzip2-dos(75857)
SECTRACK 1027096
BID 53676 Apache Commons Compress and Apache Ant CVE-2012-2098 Denial Of Service Vulnerability Release Date:2014-01-16 CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2012-2098

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