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CVE-2016-7166

Published: 21 September 2016

libarchive before 3.2.0 does not limit the number of recursive decompressions, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption and application crash) via a crafted gzip file.

Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 5.5

Status

Package Release Status
libarchive
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.2.0-2)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (3.1.2-11ubuntu0.16.04.3)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr)
Released (3.1.2-7ubuntu2.4)
Patches:
Upstream: https://github.com/libarchive/libarchive/commit/6e06b1c89dd0d16f74894eac4cfc1327a06ee4a0
Upstream: https://github.com/libarchive/libarchive/commit/37649d274867edd2dd25d8a3057c3b6cd81ce83e (not needed)