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Slackware Security Advisory - libarchive Updates

Slackware Security Advisory - libarchive Updates
Posted May 25, 2016
Authored by Slackware Security Team | Site slackware.com

Slackware Security Advisory - New libarchive packages are available for Slackware 14.1 and -current to fix a security issue.

tags | advisory
systems | linux, slackware
advisories | CVE-2016-1541
SHA-256 | 8dcafe00750b08175eab4172d9b1dd6a10111253f455b4ecf54c3eee62f4cdbb

Slackware Security Advisory - libarchive Updates

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[slackware-security] libarchive (SSA:2016-145-01)

New libarchive packages are available for Slackware 14.1 and -current to
fix a security issue.


Here are the details from the Slackware 14.1 ChangeLog:
+--------------------------+
patches/packages/libarchive-3.1.2-i486-2_slack14.1.txz: Rebuilt.
Patched an issue with Zip archive handling that could allow an attacker
to overwrite parts of the heap in a controlled fashion and execute
arbitrary code.
For more information, see:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-1541
(* Security fix *)
+--------------------------+


Where to find the new packages:
+-----------------------------+

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
(http://osuosl.org) for donating FTP and rsync hosting
to the Slackware project! :-)

Also see the "Get Slack" section on http://slackware.com for
additional mirror sites near you.

Updated package for Slackware 14.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-14.1/patches/packages/libarchive-3.1.2-i486-2_slack14.1.txz

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 14.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-14.1/patches/packages/libarchive-3.1.2-x86_64-2_slack14.1.txz

Updated package for Slackware -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/l/libarchive-3.1.2-i586-3.txz

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-current/slackware64/l/libarchive-3.1.2-x86_64-3.txz


MD5 signatures:
+-------------+

Slackware 14.1 package:
36d7ea07c94eb19c7bddbb6b14085995 libarchive-3.1.2-i486-2_slack14.1.txz

Slackware x86_64 14.1 package:
23098669ee8382889d926ef24ec00d91 libarchive-3.1.2-x86_64-2_slack14.1.txz

Slackware -current package:
0e1ce376d5fd570371e5ab98c9134d42 l/libarchive-3.1.2-i586-3.txz

Slackware x86_64 -current package:
666d5136d4648aba95a55920fb9411fe l/libarchive-3.1.2-x86_64-3.txz


Installation instructions:
+------------------------+

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg libarchive-3.1.2-i486-2_slack14.1.txz


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Slackware Linux Security Team
http://slackware.com/gpg-key
security@slackware.com

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