Debian DLA-1092-1 : libarchive security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 103092

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

It was discovered that there was a denial of service vulnerability in the libarchive multi-format compression library. A specially crafted .xar archive could cause via a heap-based buffer over-read.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', this issue has been fixed in libarchive version 3.0.4-3+wheezy6+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your libarchive packages.

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

Solution

Upgrade the affected packages.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2017/09/msg00009.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/wheezy/libarchive

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 103092

File Name: debian_DLA-1092.nasl

Version: 3.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/09/11

Updated: 2020/03/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:bsdcpio, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:bsdtar, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libarchive-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libarchive12, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/09/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-14166