CVSS 3.1 Score 6.5 of 10 (medium)


Published Mar 21, 2024
Updated: Mar 22, 2024
CWE ID 400
CWE ID 770


CVE-2024-28863 is a vulnerability affecting the node-tar library prior to version 6.2.1. This vulnerability allows an attacker to create an excessive number of sub-folders, leading to memory consumption and potentially crashing the Node.js client within seconds. The issue has been fixed in version 6.2.1, which prevents extraction in excessively deep sub-folders. The base severity of this vulnerability is rated as MEDIUM, with a base score of 6.5 out of 10. It requires user interaction and can be exploited over a network, posing a potential high availability impact to affected organizations.

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