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Debian: CVE-2016-5418: libarchive -- security update

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Debian: CVE-2016-5418: libarchive -- security update

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
Published
09/21/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
09/25/2016
Modified
03/02/2020

Description

The sandboxing code in libarchive 3.2.0 and earlier mishandles hardlink archive entries of non-zero data size, which might allow remote attackers to write to arbitrary files via a crafted archive file.

Solution(s)

  • debian-upgrade-libarchive

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