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computer vulnerability note CVE-2018-1000880

libarchive: infinite loop via _warc_read

Synthesis of the vulnerability

Impacted products: Debian, Ubuntu.
Severity: 1/4.
Consequences: denial of service on service, denial of service on client.
Provenance: document.
Confidence: confirmed by the editor (5/5).
Creation date: 28/12/2018.
Identifiers: CVE-2018-1000880, DSA-4360-1, USN-3859-1, VIGILANCE-VUL-28119.

Description of the vulnerability

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