[SECURITY] [DSA 3574-1] libarchive security update

ID DEBIAN:DSA-3574-1:A3F44
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2016-05-10T17:57:24


Debian Security Advisory DSA-3574-1 security@debian.org https://www.debian.org/security/ Salvatore Bonaccorso May 10, 2016 https://www.debian.org/security/faq

Package : libarchive CVE ID : CVE-2016-1541 Debian Bug : 823893

Rock Stevens, Andrew Ruef and Marcin 'Icewall' Noga discovered a heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability in the zip_read_mac_metadata function in libarchive, a multi-format archive and compression library, which may lead to the execution of arbitrary code if a user or automated system is tricked into processing a specially crafted ZIP file.

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 3.1.2-11+deb8u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your libarchive packages.

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