Debian DLA-1612-1 : libarchive security update
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 119847
SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security update.
DescriptionDaniel Axtens discovered a double-free and use-after-free vulnerability in libarchive's RAR decoder that can result in a denial of service (application crash) or may have other unspecified impact when a malformed RAR archive is processed.
For Debian 8 'Jessie', these problems have been fixed in version 3.1.2-11+deb8u6.
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.