Debian Security Advisory

DLA-810-1 libarchive -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
31 Jan 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-5601.
More information:

It was discovered that there was a heap buffer overflow in libarchive, a multi-format archive and compression library.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, this issue has been fixed in libarchive version 3.0.4-3+wheezy5+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your libarchive packages.