CVE-2016-8688

Priority
Low
Description
The mtree bidder in libarchive 3.2.1 does not keep track of line sizes when
extending the read-ahead, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial
of service (crash) via a crafted file, which triggers an invalid read in
the (1) detect_form or (2) bid_entry function in
libarchive/archive_read_support_format_mtree.c.
References
Bugs
Package
Upstream:released (3.2.1-5)
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):released (3.1.2-7ubuntu2.4)
Ubuntu Core 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):released (3.1.2-11ubuntu0.16.04.3)
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):not-affected (3.2.1-6)
Patches:
Upstream:https://github.com/libarchive/libarchive/commit/eec077f52bfa2d3f7103b4b74d52572ba8a15aca
More Information

Updated: 2017-08-11 23:55:25 UTC (commit 13081)