Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1092-1 libarchive -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
08 Sep 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-14166.
More information:

It was discovered that there was a denial of service vulnerability in the libarchive multi-format compression library. A specially-crafted .xar archive could cause via a heap-based buffer over-read.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, this issue has been fixed in libarchive version 3.0.4-3+wheezy6+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your libarchive packages.