libarchive: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201406-02

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in libarchive, some of which may allow execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

app-arch/libarchive on all architectures
Affected versions < 3.1.2-r1
Unaffected versions >= 3.1.2-r1

Background

libarchive is a library for manipulating different streaming archive formats, including certain tar variants, several cpio formats, and both BSD and GNU ar variants.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in libarchive. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user or automated process to open a specially crafted archive using an application linked against libarchive, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All libarchive users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-arch/libarchive-3.1.2-r1"
 

Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying some of these packages.

References

Release Date
June 01, 2014

Latest Revision
June 01, 2014: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

Bugzilla entries