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libarchive (formerly named as bsdtar): Multiple pax Extension Header Vulnerabilities



libarchive (formerly named as bsdtar): Multiple pax Extension Header Vulnerabilities
libarchive (formerly named as bsdtar): Multiple pax Extension Header Vulnerabilities




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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200708-03
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: libarchive (formerly named as bsdtar): Multiple pax
            Extension Header Vulnerabilities
      Date: August 08, 2007
      Bugs: #184984
        ID: 200708-03

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Synopsis
=======
Multiple vulnerabilities were found in libarchive (formerly named as
app-archive/bsdtar), possibly allowing for the execution of arbitrary
code or a Denial of Service.

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.

Affected packages
================
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package              /  Vulnerable  /                  Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  app-arch/libarchive       < 2.2.4                        >= 2.2.4

Description
==========
CPNI, CERT-FI, Tim Kientzle, and Colin Percival reported a buffer
overflow (CVE-2007-3641), an infinite loop (CVE-2007-3644), and a NULL
pointer dereference (CVE-2007-3645) within the processing of archives
having corrupted PaX extension headers.

Impact
=====
An attacker can trick a user or automated system to process an archive
with malformed PaX extension headers into execute arbitrary code, crash
an application using the library, or cause a high CPU load.

Workaround
=========
There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
=========
All libarchive or bsdtar users should upgrade to the latest libarchive
version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-arch/libarchive-2.2.4"

References
=========
  [ 1 ] CVE-2007-3641
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-3641 
  [ 2 ] CVE-2007-3644
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-3644 
  [ 3 ] CVE-2007-3645
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-3645 

Availability
===========
This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200708-03.xml 

Concerns?
========
Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at 
http://bugs.gentoo.org. 

License
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Copyright 2007 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 

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