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7-Zip: CVE-2016-9296: Null pointer dereference bug

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7-Zip: CVE-2016-9296: Null pointer dereference bug

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
11/11/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
05/16/2018
Modified
06/08/2018

Description

A null pointer dereference bug affects the 16.02 and many old versions of p7zip. A lack of null pointer check for the variable folders.PackPositions in function CInArchive::ReadAndDecodePackedStreams in CPP/7zip/Archive/7z/7zIn.cpp, as used in the 7z.so library and in 7z applications, will cause a crash and a denial of service when decoding malformed 7z files.

Solution(s)

  • 7-zip-upgrade-16_03

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