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malformed tar file causes heap read overflow #515

kwrobot opened this issue Apr 11, 2015 · 1 comment


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commented Apr 11, 2015

Original issue 407 created by Google Code user on 2015-02-09T00:21:38.000Z:

One more malformed tar file that causes an invalid memory access in bsdtar (latest git):

==3220==ERROR: AddressSanitizer: heap-buffer-overflow on address 0x60300000e9ac at pc 0x742282 bp 0x7fff35ba0fd0 sp 0x7fff35ba0fc0
READ of size 4 at 0x60300000e9ac thread T0
    #0 0x742281 in archive_read_format_tar_read_header libarchive/archive_read_support_format_tar.c:520
    #1 0x4b3c63 in _archive_read_next_header2 libarchive/archive_read.c:645
    #2 0x4b3c63 in _archive_read_next_header libarchive/archive_read.c:685
    #3 0x42a29a in read_archive tar/read.c:252
    #4 0x42d6d2 in tar_mode_x tar/read.c:104
    #5 0x414a3f in main tar/bsdtar.c:805
    #6 0x7fdaeb660f9f in __libc_start_main (/lib64/
    #7 0x41a5cd (/mnt/ram/libarchive/bsdtar+0x41a5cd)

See attachment: tar-heap-overflow.tar
See attachment: tar-heap-overflow.tar.asan.txt


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commented Apr 11, 2015

Comment #1 originally posted by kientzle on 2015-02-21T17:38:58.000Z:

I believe this is fixed in

[master bb9b157] Issue 407: Tar reader tries to examine last character of an empty filename

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