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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2013-4397

Multiple integer overflows in the th_read function in lib/block.c in libtar before 1.2.20 allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a long (1) name or (2) link in an archive, which triggers a heap-based buffer overflow.
Publish Date : 2013-10-17 Last Update Date : 2013-12-19
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of ServiceExecute CodeOverflow
CWE ID 189

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
DEPRECATED: ELSA-2013-1418 -- libtar security update (moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27463 unix
DSA-2817-1 libtar - Multiple integer overflows oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20857 unix
RHSA-2013:1418: libtar security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20131418 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2013-4397

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Feep Libtar 1.2.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Feep Libtar 1.2.13 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Feep Libtar 1.2.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Feep Libtar 1.2.15 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Feep Libtar 1.2.16 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Feep Libtar 1.2.17 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Feep Libtar 1.2.18 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Feep Libtar 1.2.19 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux 6 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Feep Libtar 8
Redhat Enterprise Linux 1

- References For CVE-2013-4397
REDHAT RHSA-2013:1418
BID 62922 libtar 'th_read()' Function Multiple Heap Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities Release Date:2014-02-24
MLIST [oss-security] 20131010 Re: Integer overflow in libtar (<= 1.2.19)
MLIST [oss-security] 20131010 Integer overflow in libtar (<= 1.2.19)
MLIST [libtar] 20131009 ANNOUNCE: libtar version 1.2.20

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2013-4397

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