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Severe flaws patched in libarchive, dependent projects urged to follow

Discussion in 'Help Net Security' started by RSS, Jun 23, 2016.

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    Three severe bugs that could be easily exploited to perform arbitrary code execution have been patched with version 3.2.1 of the libarchive open source multi-format archive and compression library. That would be the end of the problem if not for the fact that the library is widely used in several Linux and Unix-like distributions, many package managers, archiving tools, file browsers, and some security software. The developers of some of these software packages have already … More →

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