Tag Archives: FreeBSD

Vulnerability in Libarchive Threatens Many Linux Distributions

Vulnerability in Libarchive Threatens Linux

In the summer this year, Google experts, using the ClusterFuzz and OSS-Fuzz tools, discovered a dangerous bug in the Libarchive library. This vulnerability in Libarchive threatens many Linux distributions. The vulnerability impacts Libarchive, a library for reading and creating compressed files. It is a powerful all-in-one toolkit for working with archive files that also bundles other Linux/BSD utilities like tar, …

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Linux and FreeBSD TCP Stacks Revealed DoS Vulnerabilities

FreeBSD 10 Bootloader

A number of vulnerabilities have been identified in the Linux and FreeBSD TCP stacks that potentially allow remotely causing a denial of service or cause excessive resource consumption while processing specially crafted TCP packets. Problems exist due to errors in the handler of the maximum data block size in the TCP packet (MSS, Maximum segment size) and the mechanism for …

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