Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 / 11.10 : libarchive vulnerabilities (USN-1310-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

It was discovered that libarchive incorrectly handled certain ISO 9660
image files. If a user were tricked into using a specially crafted ISO
9660 image file, a remote attacker could cause libarchive to crash or
possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges. (CVE-2011-1777)

It was discovered that libarchive incorrectly handled certain tar
archive files. If a user were tricked into using a specially crafted
tar file, a remote attacker could cause libarchive to crash or
possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges. (CVE-2011-1778).

Solution :

Update the affected libarchive1 package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 57341 ()

Bugtraq ID: 47737

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1777
CVE-2011-1778