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Date: Fri, 6 May 2011 14:37:54 +0200
From: Thomas Biege <>
Subject: CVE request: libarchive, multiple overflows

our maintainer found the following patches:
I was doing some maintainance on bsdtar package and noticed that there was a
buffer overflow fix upstream, see

Also SUSE package does not include the;a=blob_plain;f=libarchive-2.8.4-iso9660-data-types.patch;hb=HEAD
patch which seems to be security sensitive also.
More overflow fixes:

Use-after-free fix (not sure if exploitable):


Thomas Biege <>, SUSE LINUX, Security Support & Auditing
SUSE LINUX GmbH, GF: Jeff Hawn, Jennifer Guild, Felix Imend├Ârffer, HRB 21284 (AG N├╝rnberg
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