Vulnerability CVE-2021-20291


Published: 2021-04-01

Description:
A deadlock vulnerability was found in 'github.com/containers/storage' in versions before 1.28.1. When a container image is processed, each layer is unpacked using `tar`. If one of those layers is not a valid `tar` archive this causes an error leading to an unexpected situation where the code indefinitely waits for the tar unpacked stream, which never finishes. An attacker could use this vulnerability to craft a malicious image, which when downloaded and stored by an application using containers/storage, would then cause a deadlock leading to a Denial of Service (DoS).

Type:

CWE-667

(Improper Locking)

CVSS2 => (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
7.1/10
6.9/10
8.6/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Remote
Medium
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
None
None
Complete
Affected software
Storage project -> Storage 
Redhat -> Openshift container platform 
Redhat -> Enterprise linux 

 References:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1939485

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