Debian: DSA-2413-1: libarchive security update

    Date20 Feb 2012
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Two buffer overflows have been discovered in libarchive, a library providing a flexible interface for reading and writing archives in various formats. The possible buffer overflows while reading is9660 or tar streams allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2413-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                                 Luk Claes
    February 20, 2012                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : libarchive
    Vulnerability  : buffer overflows
    Problem type   : remote/local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2011-1777 CVE-2011-1778
    
    Two buffer overflows have been discovered in libarchive, a library
    providing a flexible interface for reading and writing archives in
    various formats. The possible buffer overflows while reading is9660
    or tar streams allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary
    code depending on the application that makes use of this functionality.
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.8.4-1+squeeze1.
    
    For the testing (wheezy) and unstable (sid) distributions,
    this problem has been fixed in version 2.8.5-5.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your libarchive packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: http://www.debian.org/security/
    
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