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.
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