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computer vulnerability CVE-2019-1000020

libarchive: infinite loop via parse_rockridge

Synthesis of the vulnerability

An attacker can trigger an infinite loop via parse_rockridge() of libarchive, in order to trigger a denial of service.
Vulnerable software: Debian, Fedora, openSUSE Leap, RHEL, SLES, Ubuntu.
Severity of this announce: 2/4.
Consequences of an intrusion: denial of service on service, denial of service on client.
Attacker's origin: document.
Creation date: 08/02/2019.
Références of this computer vulnerability: CVE-2019-1000020, DLA-1668-1, FEDORA-2019-0233ec0ff3, FEDORA-2019-c595a93536, openSUSE-SU-2019:1196-1, RHSA-2019:2298-01, SUSE-SU-2019:0831-1, USN-3884-1, VIGILANCE-VUL-28465.

Description of the vulnerability

An attacker can trigger an infinite loop via parse_rockridge() of libarchive, in order to trigger a denial of service.
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