libarchive contains a vulnerability that may allow an attacker to cause a denial of service.
The libarchive library provides an interface for reading and writing archive files.
There is a vulnerability in libarchive that occurs when it parses the pax interchange format. If an archive prematurely ends within a pax extension, libarchive may enter an infinite loop.
A remote, unauthenitcated attacker may be able to cause a denial of service condition.
Theanks to CERT-FI and CPNI for information that was used in this report.
|Date First Published:||2008-03-20|
|Date Last Updated:||2008-03-20 20:00 UTC|