Debian Security Advisory

DSA-3574-1 libarchive -- security update

Date Reported:
10 May 2016
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 823893.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-1541.
More information:

Rock Stevens, Andrew Ruef and Marcin Icewall Noga discovered a heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability in the zip_read_mac_metadata function in libarchive, a multi-format archive and compression library, which may lead to the execution of arbitrary code if a user or automated system is tricked into processing a specially crafted ZIP file.

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 3.1.2-11+deb8u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your libarchive packages.