Ubuntu 4169-1: libarchive vulnerability

    Date 29 Oct 2019
    699
    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    libarchive could be made to execute arbitrary code if it received specially crafted archive file.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4169-1
    October 29, 2019
    
    libarchive vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 19.04
    - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 14.04 ESM
    
    Summary:
    
    libarchive could be made to execute arbitrary code if it received
    specially crafted archive file.
    
    Software Description:
    - libarchive: Library to read/write archive files
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that libarchive incorrectly handled certain archive files.
    An attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 19.04:
      libarchive13                    3.3.3-4ubuntu0.1
    
    Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
      libarchive13                    3.2.2-3.1ubuntu0.5
    
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
      libarchive13                    3.1.2-11ubuntu0.16.04.7
    
    Ubuntu 14.04 ESM:
      libarchive13                    3.1.2-7ubuntu2.8+esm1
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/4169-1
      CVE-2019-18408
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libarchive/3.3.3-4ubuntu0.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libarchive/3.2.2-3.1ubuntu0.5
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libarchive/3.1.2-11ubuntu0.16.04.7
    

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