Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libarchive (MDVSA-2011:190)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 57332
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionTwo 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.