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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   libarchive Vendors:   libarchive
(Ubuntu Issues Fix) libarchive Out-of-Bounds Memory Read Error in lha_read_file_header_1() Lets Remote Users Cause the Target Service to Crash
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1037976
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1037976
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-5601   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 9 2017
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.2.2
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in libarchive. A remote user can cause the target service to crash.

A remote user can create a specially crafted archive file that, when processed by the target application or service using libarchive, will trigger an out-of-bounds memory read error in the lha_read_file_header_1() function and cause the target application or service to crash.

The original advisory is available at:

https://secuniaresearch.flexerasoftware.com/secunia_research/2017-3/

Jakub Jirasek, Secunia Research at Flexera Software, reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target application or service to crash.
Solution:   Ubuntu has issued a fix.

The Ubuntu advisory is available at:

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3225-1

Vendor URL:  www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3225-1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Ubuntu)
Underlying OS Comments:  12.04 LTS, 14.04 LTS, 16.04 LTS, 16.10

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Mar 9 2017 libarchive Out-of-Bounds Memory Read Error in lha_read_file_header_1() Lets Remote Users Cause the Target Service to Crash



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