Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1006-1 libarchive -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
30 Jun 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 859456, Bug 861609.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-10209, CVE-2016-10349, CVE-2016-10350.
More information:

Multiple denial of services vulnerabilities have been identified in libarchive when manipulating specially crafted archives.

  • CVE-2016-10209

    NULL pointer dereference and application crash in the archive_wstring_append_from_mbs() function.

  • CVE-2016-10349

    Heap-based buffer over-read and application crash in the archive_le32dec() function.

  • CVE-2016-10350

    Heap-based buffer over-read and application crash in the archive_read_format_cab_read_header() function.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 3.0.4-3+wheezy6.

We recommend that you upgrade your libarchive packages.

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