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Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:29:42 +0200
From: Hanno Böck <>
Subject: Re: Out of bounds read using malformed tar archive
 in GNU Tar and BSD Tar

On Mon, 31 Aug 2015 08:20:11 -0300
Gustavo Grieco <> wrote:

> Fortunately the last revisions of GNU Tar and libarchive fixed these
> issues. Do we have CVE for these issues?

The bsdtar issue looks like this one:

I have reported ~20 such issues in libarchive in the past months.
Unfortunately there are still some open issues, I was hoping to create
an advisory once everything is done, but it has taken much longer than

Hanno Böck


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