Debian Security Advisory
DLA-554-1 libarchive -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 21 Jul 2016
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2015-8917, CVE-2015-8919, CVE-2015-8920, CVE-2015-8921, CVE-2015-8922, CVE-2015-8923, CVE-2015-8924, CVE-2015-8925, CVE-2015-8926, CVE-2015-8930, CVE-2015-8931, CVE-2015-8932, CVE-2015-8933, CVE-2015-8934, CVE-2016-4300, CVE-2016-4302, CVE-2016-4809, CVE-2016-5844.
- More information:
Several vulnerabilities were discovered in libarchive, a library for reading and writing archives in various formats. An attacker can take advantage of these flaws to cause a denial-of-service against an application using the libarchive library (application crash), or potentially execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.
For Debian 7
Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 3.0.4-3+wheezy2.
We recommend that you upgrade your libarchive packages.
Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS