Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libarchive (MDVSA-2011:190)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

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).

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 57332 ()

Bugtraq ID: 47737

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1777

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