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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:26 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 201710-19 ] libarchive Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: libarchive: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 201710-19)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: 2017-10-18
Bug(s): #618026
ID: 201710-19

Synopsis

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in libarchive, the worst
of which could lead to a Denial of Service condition.


Background

libarchive is a library for manipulating different streaming archive
formats, including certain tar variants, several cpio formats, and both
BSD and GNU ar variants.


Affected Packages

Package: app-arch/libarchive
Vulnerable: < 3.3.0
Unaffected: >= 3.3.0
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in libarchive. Please
review the referenced CVE identifiers for details.


Impact

A remote attacker, via a specially crafted file, could possibly cause a
Denial of Service condition.


Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All libarchive users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-arch/libarchive-3.3.0"
   


References


CVE-2016-10349


CVE-2016-10350
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