Debian: DSA-3677-1: libarchive security update

    Date25 Sep 2016
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Several vulnerabilities were discovered in libarchive, a multi-format archive and compression library, which may lead to denial of service (memory consumption and application crash), bypass of sandboxing restrictions and overwrite arbitrary files with arbitrary data from an
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3677-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                     Salvatore Bonaccorso
    September 25, 2016                    https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : libarchive
    CVE ID         : CVE-2016-5418 CVE-2016-6250 CVE-2016-7166
    Debian Bug     : 837714
    
    Several vulnerabilities were discovered in libarchive, a multi-format
    archive and compression library, which may lead to denial of service
    (memory consumption and application crash), bypass of sandboxing
    restrictions and overwrite arbitrary files with arbitrary data from an
    archive, or the execution of arbitrary code.
    
    For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in
    version 3.1.2-11+deb8u3.
    
    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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