Bug 1348771 (CVE-2015-8929) - CVE-2015-8929 libarchive: Memory leak in TAR parser
Summary: CVE-2015-8929 libarchive: Memory leak in TAR parser
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Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Alias: CVE-2015-8929
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: 2016-06-22 03:28 UTC by Doran Moppert
Modified: 2019-09-29 13:51 UTC (History)
3 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 cause the application to leak small amounts of memory, eventually leading to denial of service.
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Last Closed: 2016-06-22 03:30:12 UTC


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Description Doran Moppert 2016-06-22 03:28:00 UTC
A memory leak was discovered in libarchive in the TAR format parser.
Cleanup code in the TAR parser was attached at the wrong point, allowing
a small amount of memory to be leaked for each TAR file processed.

The vulnerable code was never in a released version; it was introduced
and fixed between v3.1.2 and v3.2.0.

Upstream bug:
    https://github.com/libarchive/libarchive/issues/517

Upstream fix:
    https://github.com/libarchive/libarchive/commit/d24e79e


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