Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libarchive (MDVSA-2013:147)

This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

A vulnerability has been found and corrected in libarchive :

Fabian Yamaguchi reported a read buffer overflow flaw in libarchive on
64-bit systems where sizeof(size_t) is equal to 8. In the
archive_write_zip_data() function in libarchive/
archive_write_set_format_zip.c, the 's' parameter is of type size_t
(64 bit, unsigned) and is cast to a 64 bit signed integer. If 's' is
larger than MAX_INT, it will not be set to 'zip->remaining_data_bytes'
even though it is larger than 'zip->remaining_data_bytes', which leads
to a buffer overflow when calling deflate(). This can lead to a
segfault in an application that uses libarchive to create ZIP archives

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 66157 ()

Bugtraq ID: 58926

CVE ID: CVE-2013-0211

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