Arch Linux Security Advisory ASA-202102-41
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Severity: Low
Date    : 2021-02-27
CVE-ID  : CVE-2021-20193
Package : tar
Type    : denial of service
Remote  : No
Link    : https://security.archlinux.org/AVG-1462

Summary
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The package tar before version 1.34-1 is vulnerable to denial of
service.

Resolution
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Upgrade to 1.34-1.

# pacman -Syu "tar>=1.34-1"

The problem has been fixed upstream in version 1.34.

Workaround
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None.

Description
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An issue was discovered in GNU Tar before version 1.34. There is a
memory leak in read_header() in list.c in the tar application.

Impact
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A crafted tar archive can crash the application.

References
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https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1917565
https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?59897
https://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/tar.git/commit/?id=d9d4435692150fa8ff68e1b1a473d187cc3fd777
https://security.archlinux.org/CVE-2021-20193