Debian DLA-1600-1 : libarchive security update
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 119289
SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security update.
DescriptionMultiple security vulnerabilities were found in libarchive, a multi-format archive and compression library. Heap-based buffer over-reads, NULL pointer dereferences and out-of-bounds reads allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via specially crafted archive files.
For Debian 8 'Jessie', these problems have been fixed in version 3.1.2-11+deb8u4.
We recommend that you upgrade your libarchive packages.
NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpgrade the affected packages.