Bug 1348441 (CVE-2016-4301) - CVE-2016-4301 libarchive: Stack buffer overflow in the mtree parse_device
Summary: CVE-2016-4301 libarchive: Stack buffer overflow in the mtree parse_device
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Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Alias: CVE-2016-4301
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
low
low
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Blocks: 1334215
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Reported: 2016-06-21 07:55 UTC by Andrej Nemec
Modified: 2019-06-08 21:17 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version: libarchive 3.2.1
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
An exploitable stack based buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the mtree parse_device functionality of libarchive. A specially crafted mtree file can cause a buffer overflow resulting in memory corruption and potential code execution in the context of the application.
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Last Closed: 2016-06-23 03:06:00 UTC


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Description Andrej Nemec 2016-06-21 07:55:14 UTC
An exploitable stack based buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the mtree parse_device functionality of libarchive. A specially crafted mtree file can cause a buffer overflow resulting in memory corruption/code execution. An attacker can send a malformed file to trigger this vulnerability.

External references:

http://www.talosintel.com/reports/TALOS-2016-0153/

Upstream fix:

https://github.com/libarchive/libarchive/commit/a550daeecf6bc689ade371349892ea17b5b97c77

Comment 1 Doran Moppert 2016-06-22 06:16:38 UTC
Contrary to the Talos advisory, the affected code was only introduced after
the release of v3.1.2.  Thus no Red Hat packages are affected.


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