Bug 1348412 (CVE-2015-8916)

Summary: CVE-2015-8916 libarchive: NULL pointer access in RAR parser through bsdtar
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Doran Moppert <dmoppert>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact:
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Priority: low    
Version: unspecifiedCC: anemec, ndevos, praiskup, slawomir
Target Milestone: ---Keywords: Security
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Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
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Fixed In Version: libarchive 3.2.0 Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
A vulnerability was found in libarchive. A specially crafted RAR file could cause the application dereference a NULL pointer, leading to a crash.
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Last Closed: 2016-10-18 04:56:59 UTC Type: ---
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Bug Depends On: 1352776, 1353065, 1353066    
Bug Blocks: 1334215    

Description Doran Moppert 2016-06-21 06:52:57 UTC
Upstream bug:
    https://github.com/libarchive/libarchive/issues/504

Upstream Fix (bsdtar only):
    https://github.com/libarchive/libarchive/commit/b2e2abb

libarchive-2.8 does not include support for this format.

Comment 2 Doran Moppert 2016-07-05 04:36:59 UTC
Created libarchive tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1352776]

Comment 5 errata-xmlrpc 2016-09-12 20:13:21 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Via RHSA-2016:1844 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-1844.html