Debian DLA-554-1 : libarchive security update
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 92500
SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security update.
DescriptionSeveral vulnerabilities were discovered in libarchive, a library for reading and writing archives in various formats. An attacker can take advantage of these flaws to cause a denial of service against an application using the libarchive library (application crash), or potentially execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.
For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 3.0.4-3+wheezy2.
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.