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CVE-2021-29482

CVE information

Published

1 year ago

Last Modified

1 year ago

CVSSv2.0 Severity

Medium

CVSSv3.1 Severity

High

Impact Analysis

Description

xz is a compression and decompression library focusing on the xz format completely written in Go. The function readUvarint used to read the xz container format may not terminate a loop provide malicous input. The problem has been fixed in release v0.5.8. As a workaround users can limit the size of the compressed file input to a reasonable size for their use case. The standard library had recently the same issue and got the CVE-2020-16845 allocated..

CVSSv2.0 Score

Severity
Medium
Base Score
5/10
Exploit Score
10/10
Access Vector
Network
Access Complexity
Low
Authentication Required
None
Impact Score
2.9/10
Confidentiality Impact
None
Availability Impact
Partial
Integrity Impact
None

CVSSv3.1 Score

Severity
High
Base Score
7.5/10
Exploit Score
3.9/10
Access Vector
Network
Access Complexity
Low
Privileges Required
None
Impact Score
3.6/10
Confidentiality Impact
None
Availability Impact
High
Integrity Impact
None
Scope
Unchanged
User Interaction
None

Products Affected

CPE Affected Vulnerable Excluding Edit
cpe:2.3:a:xz_project:xz:*:*:*:*:*:go:*:*
  Yes
- 0.5.8