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Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2011-191

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2011-191
Posted Dec 19, 2011
Authored by Mandriva | Site mandriva.com

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2011-191 - A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was discovered in libarchive. If a user were tricked into expanding a specially-crafted ISO 9660 CD-ROM image or tar archive with an application using libarchive, it could cause the application to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.

tags | advisory, overflow, arbitrary
systems | linux, mandriva
advisories | CVE-2011-1778
MD5 | 2eb36c4870828994c475811685cc9cf6

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2011-191

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Mandriva Linux Security Advisory MDVSA-2011:191
http://www.mandriva.com/security/
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Package : libarchive
Date : December 18, 2011
Affected: Enterprise Server 5.0
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Problem Description:

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was discovered in libarchive. If
a user were tricked into expanding a specially-crafted ISO 9660
CD-ROM image or tar archive with an application using libarchive,
it could cause the application to crash or, potentially, execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application
(CVE-2011-1778).

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.
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References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-1778
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Updated Packages:

Mandriva Enterprise Server 5:
feffb4e5514285ad0ae2cdda78d31ea9 mes5/i586/bsdtar-2.5.5-1.1mdvmes5.2.i586.rpm
2eec7b3ae4c3f8412232f5cc3ad5a3ce mes5/i586/libarchive2-2.5.5-1.1mdvmes5.2.i586.rpm
9d4fea3cde562e92728c08b8e58f9a62 mes5/i586/libarchive-devel-2.5.5-1.1mdvmes5.2.i586.rpm
1b48761b06202986a6c903ba04599c7e mes5/SRPMS/libarchive-2.5.5-1.1mdvmes5.2.src.rpm

Mandriva Enterprise Server 5/X86_64:
40ddc9c92db2c3267ea44874cc318c9e mes5/x86_64/bsdtar-2.5.5-1.1mdvmes5.2.x86_64.rpm
bc1d4171e3342384d193d8cfe2d7ccfe mes5/x86_64/lib64archive2-2.5.5-1.1mdvmes5.2.x86_64.rpm
34b0ec659f465bd91336f07f2a78957e mes5/x86_64/lib64archive-devel-2.5.5-1.1mdvmes5.2.x86_64.rpm
1b48761b06202986a6c903ba04599c7e mes5/SRPMS/libarchive-2.5.5-1.1mdvmes5.2.src.rpm
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To upgrade automatically use MandrivaUpdate or urpmi. The verification
of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

All packages are signed by Mandriva for security. You can obtain the
GPG public key of the Mandriva Security Team by executing:

gpg --recv-keys --keyserver pgp.mit.edu 0x22458A98

You can view other update advisories for Mandriva Linux at:

http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

security_(at)_mandriva.com
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Type Bits/KeyID Date User ID
pub 1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Mandriva Security Team
<security*mandriva.com>
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