Ubuntu 4293-1: libarchive vulnerabilities

    Date 02 Mar 2020
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    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    Several security issues were fixed in libarchive.
    ==========================================================================
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4293-1
    March 02, 2020
    
    libarchive vulnerabilities
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 19.10
    - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 16.04 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 access sensitive information.
    (CVE-2019-19221)
    
    It was discovered that libarchive incorrectly handled certain archive files.
    An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a crash resulting in a denial
    of service or possibly unspecified other impact. This issue only affected Ubuntu 19.10.
    (CVE-2020-9308)
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 19.10:
      libarchive13                    3.4.0-1ubuntu0.1
    
    Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
      libarchive13                    3.2.2-3.1ubuntu0.6
    
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
      libarchive13                    3.1.2-11ubuntu0.16.04.8
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/4293-1
      CVE-2019-19221, CVE-2020-9308
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libarchive/3.4.0-1ubuntu0.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libarchive/3.2.2-3.1ubuntu0.6
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libarchive/3.1.2-11ubuntu0.16.04.8
    

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