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Debian LTS Advisory ([SECURITY] [DLA 1612-1] libarchive security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

6.8

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

3 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

Daniel Axtens discovered a double-free and use-after-free vulnerability in libarchive's RAR decoder that can result in a denial-of-service (application crash) or may have other unspecified impact when a malformed RAR archive is processed.

Affected Software

Affected Software

libarchive on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

For Debian 8 'Jessie', these problems have been fixed in version 3.1.2-11+deb8u6. We recommend that you upgrade your libarchive packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)