AMaViS securetar TAR file denial of service

amavis-securetar-tar-dos (10056) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


AMaViS is vulnerable to a denial of service attack, caused by a vulnerability in securetar. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted TAR file to the server to consume 100% of the available CPU resources, which could cause a denial of service against the affected server.


Denial of Service


Upgrade to amavis-perl/amavisd, as listed in the AMaViS Security Announcement 2002-09-05 7:52:29. See References.


Platforms Affected:

  • AMaViS 0.2.1 r2


Sep 05, 2002

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