Incorrect parsing of escaped newlines allows a small OOB read.
libarchive-2.8 has less capable mtree parsing which does not include this vulnerability.
Created libarchive tracking bugs for this issue:
Affects: fedora-all [bug 1352776]
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