Public Date:
705849: CVE-2010-4666 CVE-2011-1777 CVE-2011-1778 CVE-2011-1779 Libarchive multiple security issues

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Buffer overflow in libarchive through 2.8.5 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted TAR archive.

Find out more about CVE-2011-1778 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 5.1
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (libarchive) RHSA-2011:1507 2011-12-01