CVE-2015-8920

NameCVE-2015-8920
DescriptionThe _ar_read_header function in archive_read_support_format_ar.c in libarchive before 3.2.0 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds stack read) via a crafted ar file.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-554-1, DSA-3657-1

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
libarchive (PTS)buster3.3.3-4+deb10u1fixed
buster (security)3.3.3-4+deb10u3fixed
bullseye3.4.3-2+deb11u1fixed
bookworm3.6.2-1fixed
trixie, sid3.7.2-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
libarchivesourcewheezy3.0.4-3+wheezy2DLA-554-1
libarchivesourcejessie3.1.2-11+deb8u2DSA-3657-1
libarchivesource(unstable)3.2.0-2

Notes

https://github.com/libarchive/libarchive/issues/511
Fixed by https://github.com/libarchive/libarchive/commit/97f964e

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