Linux Security
    Linux Security
    Linux Security

    Debian: DSA-2413-1: libarchive security update

    Date 20 Feb 2012
    207
    Posted By LinuxSecurity 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
    -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
    Hash: SHA1
    
    - -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2413-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                                 Luk Claes
    February 20, 2012                      https://www.debian.org/security/faq
    - -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    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: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
    Mailing list: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    

    LinuxSecurity Poll

    'Tis the season of giving! How have you given back to the open-source community?

    No answer selected. Please try again.
    Please select either existing option or enter your own, however not both.
    Please select minimum 0 answer(s) and maximum 3 answer(s).
    /main-polls/49-tis-the-season-of-giving-how-have-you-given-back-to-the-open-source-community?task=poll.vote&format=json
    49
    radio
    [{"id":"171","title":"I've contributed to the development of an open-source project.","votes":"8","type":"x","order":"1","pct":28.57,"resources":[]},{"id":"172","title":"I've reviewed open-source code for security bugs.","votes":"6","type":"x","order":"2","pct":21.43,"resources":[]},{"id":"173","title":"I've made a donation to an open-source project.","votes":"14","type":"x","order":"3","pct":50,"resources":[]}] ["#ff5b00","#4ac0f2","#b80028","#eef66c","#60bb22","#b96a9a","#62c2cc"] ["rgba(255,91,0,0.7)","rgba(74,192,242,0.7)","rgba(184,0,40,0.7)","rgba(238,246,108,0.7)","rgba(96,187,34,0.7)","rgba(185,106,154,0.7)","rgba(98,194,204,0.7)"] 350

    Please vote first in order to view vote results.


    VIEW MORE POLLS

    bottom 200

    Please enable / Bitte aktiviere JavaScript!
    Veuillez activer / Por favor activa el Javascript![ ? ]

    We use cookies to provide and improve our services. By using our site, you consent to our Cookie Policy.