Debian Security Advisory

DLA-657-1 libarchive -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
16 Oct 2016
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 837714.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-5418.
More information:

It was found that libarchive mishandled hardlink archive entries of non-zero data size, possibly allowing remote attackers to to write to arbitrary files via especially crafted archives.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 3.0.4-3+wheezy4.

We recommend that you upgrade your libarchive packages.

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