CVSS 3.1 Score 5.5 of 10 (medium)


Published Sep 14, 2023
Updated: Feb 21, 2024
CWE ID 400


CVE-2023-42503 is an Improper Input Validation and Uncontrolled Resource Consumption vulnerability in Apache Commons Compress. This vulnerability affects versions 1.22 before 1.24.0 of Apache Commons Compress. To remediate the issue, users are advised to upgrade to version 1.24.0, which includes a fix for the vulnerability. The danger posed by this vulnerability is that a third party can create a malformed TAR file by manipulating file modification times headers, leading to a denial of service issue through excessive CPU consumption. No input validation is performed before parsing header values related to file modification times, allowing for potential exploitation of this vulnerability.


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