SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : libarchive (SUSE-SU-2016:2911-1)

This script is Copyright (C) 2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

This update for libarchive fixes several issues. These security issues
were fixed :

- CVE-2016-8687: Buffer overflow when printing a filename

- CVE-2016-8689: Heap overflow when reading corrupted 7Zip
files (bsc#1005072).

- CVE-2016-8688: Use after free because of incorrect
calculation in next_line (bsc#1005076).

- CVE-2016-5844: Integer overflow in the ISO parser in
libarchive allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of
service (application crash) via a crafted ISO file

- CVE-2016-6250: Integer overflow in the ISO9660 writer in
libarchive allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of
service (application crash) or execute arbitrary code
via vectors related to verifying filename lengths when
writing an ISO9660 archive, which trigger a buffer
overflow (bsc#989980).

- CVE-2016-5418: The sandboxing code in libarchive
mishandled hardlink archive entries of non-zero data
size, which might allowed remote attackers to write to
arbitrary files via a crafted archive file (bsc#998677).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

Solution :

To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP2:zypper in -t
patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP2-2016-1698=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP1:zypper in -t
patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP1-2016-1698=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Raspberry Pi 12-SP2:zypper in -t
patch SUSE-SLE-RPI-12-SP2-2016-1698=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 95367 ()

Bugtraq ID: 73137

CVE ID: CVE-2015-2304

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