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    Debian: DSA-3574-1: libarchive security update

    Date 10 May 2016
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    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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