Debian Security Advisory
DSA-4557-1 libarchive -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 31 Oct 2019
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2019-18408.
- More information:
A use-after-free was found in libarchive, a multi-format archive and compression library, which could result in denial of service and potentially the execution of arbitrary code is a malformed archive is processed.
For the oldstable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 3.2.2-2+deb9u2.
For the stable distribution (buster), this problem has been fixed in version 3.3.3-4+deb10u1.
We recommend that you upgrade your libarchive packages.
For the detailed security status of libarchive please refer to its security tracker page at: https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/libarchive