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USN-5374-1: libarchive vulnerability

11 April 2022

libarchive could be made to expose sensitive information if it received a specially crafted archive file.

Releases

Packages

  • libarchive - Library to read/write archive files

Details

It was discovered that libarchive incorrectly handled certain archive files.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to expose sensitive information.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 21.10
Ubuntu 20.04

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

References