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CVE-2016-8687

Published: 15 February 2017

Stack-based buffer overflow in the safe_fprintf function in tar/util.c in libarchive 3.2.1 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service via a crafted non-printable multibyte character in a filename.

Priority

Low

CVSS 3 base score: 7.5

Status

Package Release Status
libarchive
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.2.1-5)
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/e37b620fe8f14535d737e89a4dcabaed4517bf1a
This vulnerability is mitigated in part by the use of gcc's stack protector in Ubuntu.