Package name
libarchive
Date
2011-12-18
Advisory ID
MDVSA-2011:191
Affected versions
MES5 i586 , MES5 x86_64

Problem description

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was 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-2011-1778).

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.

Updated packages

MES5 i586

 feffb4e5514285ad0ae2cdda78d31ea9  mes5/i586/bsdtar-2.5.5-1.1mdvmes5.2.i586.rpm
 2eec7b3ae4c3f8412232f5cc3ad5a3ce  mes5/i586/libarchive2-2.5.5-1.1mdvmes5.2.i586.rpm
 9d4fea3cde562e92728c08b8e58f9a62  mes5/i586/libarchive-devel-2.5.5-1.1mdvmes5.2.i586.rpm 
 1b48761b06202986a6c903ba04599c7e  mes5/SRPMS/libarchive-2.5.5-1.1mdvmes5.2.src.rpm

MES5 x86_64

 40ddc9c92db2c3267ea44874cc318c9e  mes5/x86_64/bsdtar-2.5.5-1.1mdvmes5.2.x86_64.rpm
 bc1d4171e3342384d193d8cfe2d7ccfe  mes5/x86_64/lib64archive2-2.5.5-1.1mdvmes5.2.x86_64.rpm
 34b0ec659f465bd91336f07f2a78957e  mes5/x86_64/lib64archive-devel-2.5.5-1.1mdvmes5.2.x86_64.rpm 
 1b48761b06202986a6c903ba04599c7e  mes5/SRPMS/libarchive-2.5.5-1.1mdvmes5.2.src.rpm

References