Debian: DSA-4167-1: sharutils security update

    Date05 Apr 2018
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    A buffer-overflow vulnerability was discovered in Sharutils, a set of utilities handle Shell Archives. An attacker with control on the input of the unshar command, could crash the application or execute arbitrary code in the its context.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-4167-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                            Luciano Bello
    April 05, 2018                        https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : sharutils
    CVE ID         : CVE-2018-1000097
    Debian Bug     : 893525
    
    A buffer-overflow vulnerability was discovered in Sharutils, a set of
    utilities handle Shell Archives. An attacker with control on the input of
    the unshar command, could crash the application or execute arbitrary code
    in the its context.
    
    For the oldstable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed
    in version 4.14-2+deb8u1.
    
    For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1:4.15.2-2+deb9u1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your sharutils packages.
    
    For the detailed security status of sharutils please refer to
    its security tracker page at:
    https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/sharutils
    
    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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