[jira] [Created] (COMPRESS-542) Corrupt 7z allocates huge amount of SevenZEntries

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[jira] [Created] (COMPRESS-542) Corrupt 7z allocates huge amount of SevenZEntries

Phil Steitz (Jira)
Robin Schimpf created COMPRESS-542:
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             Summary: Corrupt 7z allocates huge amount of SevenZEntries
                 Key: COMPRESS-542
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COMPRESS-542
             Project: Commons Compress
          Issue Type: Bug
    Affects Versions: 1.20
            Reporter: Robin Schimpf
         Attachments: Reduced_memory_allocation_for_corrupted_7z_archives.patch

We ran into a problem where a 1.43GB corrupt 7z file tried to allocate about 138 million SevenZArchiveEntries which will use about 12GB of memory. Sadly I'm unable to share the file. If you have enough Memory available the following exception is thrown.
{code:java}
java.io.IOException: Start header corrupt and unable to guess end Header
        at org.apache.commons.compress.archivers.sevenz.SevenZFile.tryToLocateEndHeader(SevenZFile.java:511)
        at org.apache.commons.compress.archivers.sevenz.SevenZFile.readHeaders(SevenZFile.java:470)
        at org.apache.commons.compress.archivers.sevenz.SevenZFile.<init>(SevenZFile.java:336)
        at org.apache.commons.compress.archivers.sevenz.SevenZFile.<init>(SevenZFile.java:128)
        at org.apache.commons.compress.archivers.sevenz.SevenZFile.<init>(SevenZFile.java:369)

{code}
7z itself aborts really quick when I'm trying to list the content of the file.
{code:java}
7z l "corrupt.7z"

7-Zip 18.01 (x64) : Copyright (c) 1999-2018 Igor Pavlov : 2018-01-28

Scanning the drive for archives:
1 file, 1537752212 bytes (1467 MiB)

Listing archive: corrupt.7z

ERROR: corrupt.7z : corrupt.7z
Open ERROR: Can not open the file as [7z] archive

ERRORS:
Is not archive

Errors: 1
{code}

I hacked together the attached patch which will reduce the memory allocation to about 1GB. So lazy instantiation of the entries could be a good solution to the problem. Optimal would be to only create the entries if the headers could be parsed correctly.




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