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.

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