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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Apache Commons Components Vendors:   Apache Software Foundation
Apache Commons Compress Error in Parsing ZIP Archives Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1041503
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-11771   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 16 2018
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): Compress; 1.7 to 1.17
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Apache Commons Compress. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted ZIP archive that, when processed by the target system combined with '', will trigger an error in detecting the end of the file, causing denial of service conditions.

Tobias Ospelt of modzero AG reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (1.18).

The vendor advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Subject:  [oss-security] [CVE-2018-11771] Apache Commons Compress 1.7 to 1.17 denial of service vulnerability

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CVE-2018-11771: Apache Commons Compress 1.7 to 1.17 denial of service vulnerability

Severity: Low

The Apache Software Foundation

Versions Affected:
Apache Commons Compress 1.7 to 1.17

When reading a specially crafted ZIP archive, the read method of
ZipArchiveInputStream can fail to return the correct EOF indication
after the end of the stream has been reached.  When combined with a this can lead to an infinite stream, which
can be used to mount a denial of service attack against services that
use Compress' zip package.

Commons Compress users should upgrade to 1.18 or later

This issue was discovered by Tobias Ospelt of modzero AG.
Version: GnuPG v1


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