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CVE-2016-8688

Published: 15 February 2017

The mtree bidder in libarchive 3.2.1 does not keep track of line sizes when extending the read-ahead, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a crafted file, which triggers an invalid read in the (1) detect_form or (2) bid_entry function in libarchive/archive_read_support_format_mtree.c.

Priority

Low

CVSS 3 base score: 5.5

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/eec077f52bfa2d3f7103b4b74d52572ba8a15aca