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CVE-2015-8916

Published: 31 December 2015

bsdtar in libarchive before 3.2.0 returns a success code without filling the entry when the header is a "split file in multivolume RAR," which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and crash) via a crafted rar file.

Notes

AuthorNote
tyhicks
Reproducer doesn't work on precise
Priority

Low

CVSS 3 base score: 6.5

Status

Package Release Status
libarchive
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
precise Not vulnerable
(verified via reproducer)
trusty
Released (3.1.2-7ubuntu2.3)
upstream
Released (3.2.0-2)
wily
Released (3.1.2-11ubuntu0.15.10.2)
xenial
Released (3.1.2-11ubuntu0.16.04.2)
Patches:
upstream: https://github.com/libarchive/libarchive/commit/b2e2abb