Public Date:
1347084: CVE-2016-4809 libarchive: Memory allocate error with symbolic links in cpio archives
A vulnerability was found in libarchive. A specially crafted cpio archive containing a symbolic link to a ridiculously large target path can cause memory allocation to fail, resulting in any attempt to view or extract the archive crashing.

Find out more about CVE-2016-4809 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 3.5
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication Single
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

CVSS v3 metrics

CVSS3 Base Score 3.7
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L
Attack Vector Network
Attack Complexity High
Privileges Required None
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Low

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (libarchive) RHSA-2016:1850 2016-09-12
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (libarchive) RHSA-2016:1844 2016-09-12
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