Bug 1348421 (CVE-2015-8924) - CVE-2015-8924 libarchive: Heap out of bounds read in TAR parser
Summary: CVE-2015-8924 libarchive: Heap out of bounds read in TAR parser
Alias: CVE-2015-8924
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Depends On: 1352776 1353065 1353066
Blocks: 1334215
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2016-06-21 07:05 UTC by Doran Moppert
Modified: 2019-09-29 13:51 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version: libarchive 3.2.0
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
A vulnerability was found in libarchive. A specially crafted TAR file could trigger an out-of-bounds read, potentially causing the application to disclose a small amount of application memory.
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2016-10-18 04:57:56 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2016:1844 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: libarchive security update 2016-09-13 00:11:35 UTC

Description Doran Moppert 2016-06-21 07:05:40 UTC
Upstream bug:

Upstream fix:

> Tar reader tries to examine last character of an empty filename

libarchive-2.8 does not appear to be vulnerable in the same way, as it rejects the invalid archive early.

Comment 2 Doran Moppert 2016-07-05 04:37:26 UTC
Created libarchive tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1352776]

Comment 5 errata-xmlrpc 2016-09-12 20:13:53 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

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