CVE-2015-8916

NameCVE-2015-8916
Descriptionbsdtar in libarchive before 3.2.0 returns a success code without filling the entry when the header is a "split file in multivolume RAR," which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and crash) via a crafted rar file.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-3657-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
libarchive (PTS)wheezy3.0.4-3+wheezy1fixed
wheezy (security)3.0.4-3+wheezy6+deb7u1fixed
jessie (security), jessie3.1.2-11+deb8u3fixed
stretch3.2.2-2fixed
buster, sid3.2.2-3.1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
libarchivesource(unstable)3.2.0-2medium
libarchivesourcejessie3.1.2-11+deb8u2mediumDSA-3657-1
libarchivesourcewheezy(not affected)

Notes

[wheezy] - libarchive <not-affected> (no segfault, not reproducible with reproducer)
https://github.com/libarchive/libarchive/issues/504
Fixed by https://github.com/libarchive/libarchive/commit/b2e2abb

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