Scientific Linux Security Update : libarchive on SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

The libarchive programming library can create and read several
different streaming archive formats, including GNU tar and cpio. It
can also read ISO 9660 CD-ROM images.

Two heap-based buffer overflow flaws were 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-2011-1777, CVE-2011-1778)

All libarchive users should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches to correct these issues. All running
applications using libarchive must be restarted for this update to
take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?eb3bade0

Solution :

Update the affected libarchive, libarchive-debuginfo and / or
libarchive-devel packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61183 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-4666