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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Update for libarchive RHSA-2011:1507-01
Summary:The remote host is missing an update for the 'libarchive'; package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.
The remote host is missing an update for the 'libarchive'
package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Vulnerability Insight:
The libarchive programming library can create and read several different
streaming archive formats, including GNU tar and cpio. It can also read ISO
9660 CD-ROM images.

Two heap-based buffer overflow flaws were discovered in libarchive. If a
user were tricked into expanding a specially-crafted ISO 9660 CD-ROM image
or tar archive with an application using libarchive, it could cause the
application to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2011-1777,

All libarchive users should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches to correct these issues. All running
applications using libarchive must be restarted for this update to take

Affected Software/OS:
libarchive on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

Please Install the Updated Packages.

CVSS Score:

CVSS Vector:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2011-1777
Debian Security Information: DSA-2413 (Google Search)
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2011:1507
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2011-1778
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2010-4666
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2011-1779
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