Vulnerability Note VU#862384
libarchive contains a heap-based buffer overflow due to improper input validation
An attacker may be able to coerce a user into executing arbitrary code in the context of the current user by attempting to unzip a crafted zip file provided by the attacker.
CWE-20: Improper Input Validation - CVE-2016-1541
A crafted zip file can provide an incorrect compressed size, which may allow an attacker to place arbitrary code on the heap and execute it in the context of the current user. The user must be coerced into unzipping the crafted zip file.
An attacker may be able coerce a user into unzipping a file that executes arbitrary code in the context of the current user.
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|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|libarchive||Affected||22 Feb 2016||02 May 2016|
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Thanks to Rock Stevens and Andrew Ruef for reporting this vulnerability.
This document was written by Garret Wassermann.
- CVE IDs: CVE-2016-1541
- Date Public: 01 May 2016
- Date First Published: 02 May 2016
- Date Last Updated: 04 May 2016
- Document Revision: 39
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