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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3859-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3859-1
Posted Jan 15, 2019
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3859-1 - It was discovered that libarchive incorrectly handled certain archive files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.CVE-2018-1000880 affected only Ubuntu 18.04 and Ubuntu 18.10 LTS. It was discovered that libarchive incorrectly handled certain archive files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to expose sensitive information. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2017-14502
MD5 | e5c4c24eaa0041372b257aec38c032e0

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3859-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3859-1
January 15, 2019

libarchive vulnerabilities
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 18.10
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in libarchive.

Software Description:
- 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 cause a denial of
service. CVE-2018-1000880 affected only Ubuntu 18.04 and Ubuntu 18.10
LTS. (CVE-2018-1000877, CVE-2018-1000878, CVE-2018-1000880)

It was discovered that libarchive incorrectly handled certain archive
files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to expose sensitive
information. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 16.04
LTS and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. (CVE-2017-14502)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 18.10:
libarchive13 3.2.2-5ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
libarchive13 3.2.2-3.1ubuntu0.2

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
libarchive13 3.1.2-11ubuntu0.16.04.5

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
libarchive13 3.1.2-7ubuntu2.7

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

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3859-1
CVE-2017-14502, CVE-2018-1000877, CVE-2018-1000878, CVE-2018-1000880

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libarchive/3.2.2-5ubuntu0.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libarchive/3.2.2-3.1ubuntu0.2
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libarchive/3.1.2-11ubuntu0.16.04.5
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libarchive/3.1.2-7ubuntu2.7

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