Ubuntu 3859-1: libarchive vulnerabilities

    Date15 Jan 2019
    CategoryUbuntu
    3445
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Several security issues were fixed in libarchive.
    ==========================================================================
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3859-1
    January 15, 2019
    
    libarchive vulnerabilities
    ==========================================================================
    
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 18.10
    - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    Several security issues were fixed in libarchive.
    
    Software Description:
    - libarchive: Library to read/write archive files
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that libarchive incorrectly handled certain archive
    files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of
    service. CVE-2018-1000880 affected only Ubuntu 18.04 and Ubuntu 18.10
    LTS. (CVE-2018-1000877, CVE-2018-1000878, CVE-2018-1000880)
    
    It was discovered that libarchive incorrectly handled certain archive
    files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to expose sensitive
    information. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 16.04
    LTS and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. (CVE-2017-14502)
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 18.10:
      libarchive13                    3.2.2-5ubuntu0.1
    
    Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
      libarchive13                    3.2.2-3.1ubuntu0.2
    
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
      libarchive13                    3.1.2-11ubuntu0.16.04.5
    
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      libarchive13                    3.1.2-7ubuntu2.7
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary
    changes.
    
    References:
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3859-1
      CVE-2017-14502, CVE-2018-1000877, CVE-2018-1000878, CVE-2018-1000880
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libarchive/3.2.2-5ubuntu0.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libarchive/3.2.2-3.1ubuntu0.2
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libarchive/3.1.2-11ubuntu0.16.04.5
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libarchive/3.1.2-7ubuntu2.7
    
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