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Debian: DSA-3574-1: libarchive security update

Date 10 May 2016
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Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
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

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-3574-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
https://www.debian.org/security/                     Salvatore Bonaccorso
May 10, 2016                          https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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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.

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/

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