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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201908-11

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201908-11
Posted Aug 15, 2019
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201908-11 - Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in libarchive, the worst of which could result in the arbitrary execution of code. Versions less than 3.3.3 are affected.

tags | advisory, arbitrary, vulnerability
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2017-14166, CVE-2017-14501, CVE-2017-14502, CVE-2017-14503
MD5 | 46cd04285e38391384295eabba5a23d7

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201908-11

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Severity: Normal
Title: libarchive: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: August 15, 2019
Bugs: #631294, #636070
ID: 201908-11

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Synopsis
========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in libarchive, the worst of
which could result in the arbitrary execution of code.

Background
==========

libarchive is a library for manipulating different streaming archive
formats, including certain tar variants, several cpio formats, and both
BSD and GNU ar variants.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 app-arch/libarchive < 3.3.3 >= 3.3.3

Description
===========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in libarchive. Please
review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact
======

Please review the referenced CVE identifiers for details.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All libarchive users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-arch/libarchive-3.3.3"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2017-14166
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-14166
[ 2 ] CVE-2017-14501
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-14501
[ 3 ] CVE-2017-14502
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-14502
[ 4 ] CVE-2017-14503
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-14503

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201908-11

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2019 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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