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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2016-4809: Security patch for libarchive (ALAS-2016-743)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2016-4809: Security patch for libarchive (ALAS-2016-743)

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
09/21/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
09/27/2016
Modified
05/07/2019

Description

The archive_read_format_cpio_read_header function in archive_read_support_format_cpio.c in libarchive before 3.2.1 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a CPIO archive with a large symlink.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-libarchive

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-libarchive

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