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Debian: CVE-2016-8688: libarchive -- security update

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Debian: CVE-2016-8688: libarchive -- security update

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
10/17/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
03/31/2017
Modified
03/02/2020

Description

The mtree bidder in libarchive 3.2.1 does not keep track of line sizes when extending the read-ahead, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a crafted file, which triggers an invalid read in the (1) detect_form or (2) bid_entry function in libarchive/archive_read_support_format_mtree.c.

Solution(s)

  • debian-upgrade-libarchive

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