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USN-4169-1: libarchive vulnerability

29 October 2019

libarchive could be made to execute arbitrary code if it received specially crafted archive file.



  • libarchive - Library to read/write archive files


It was discovered that libarchive incorrectly handled certain archive files.
An attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 19.04
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.