Customer Support has asked whether the RSA Authentication Manager 8.x system is impacted by the vulnerability CVE-2016-1541 in libarchive following the May 2016 announcement of fixes by libarchive.org, the open-source group which creates the distribution combining bsdtar, bsdcpio and libarchive.
The announcement is as follows:
Libarchive 3.2.0 is a feature, bug fix, and security release.
This includes nearly 3 years of accumulated changes since the release of libarchive 3.1.2, including the following:
Security Fixes CVE-2016-1541, aka TALOS-CAN-155: Libarchive 3.1.2 and early mishandle the "compressed" and "uncompressed" sizes in certain Zip archive entries in a way that would allow someone to overwrite parts of the heap in a controlled fashion. ...
Heap-based buffer overflow in the zip_read_mac_metadata function in archive_read_support_format_zip.c in libarchive before 3.2.0 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via crafted entry-size values in a ZIP archive.
CVSS v3 Base Score: 8.8 High Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Response: The flaw does not exist
AM 8.1 SP1 does not use libarchive.
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