Debian Security Advisory
DLA-1612-1 libarchive -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 21 Dec 2018
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 916964, Bug 916963.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-1000877, CVE-2018-1000878.
- More information:
Daniel Axtens discovered a double-free and use-after-free vulnerability in libarchive's RAR decoder that can result in a denial-of-service (application crash) or may have other unspecified impact when a malformed RAR archive is processed.
For Debian 8
Jessie, these problems have been fixed in version 3.1.2-11+deb8u6.
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