#VU59459 Use-after-free


Published: 2022-01-11

Vulnerability identifier: #VU59459

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-36976

CWE-ID: CWE-416

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
libarchive
Client/Desktop applications / Software for archiving

Vendor: libarchive

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

The vulnerability exists due to a use-after-free error in copy_string. A remote attacker can cause a denial of service condition on the target system.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

libarchive: 2.6.0 - 3.5.1


CPE

External links
http://bugs.chromium.org/p/oss-fuzz/issues/detail?id=32375
http://github.com/google/oss-fuzz-vulns/blob/main/vulns/libarchive/OSV-2021-557.yaml


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?


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