GLSA-201710-19 : libarchive: Multiple vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Plugin ID 103912
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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201710-19 (libarchive: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in libarchive. Please review the referenced CVE identifiers for details.
Impact :

A remote attacker, via a specially crafted file, could possibly cause a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All libarchive users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-arch/libarchive-3.3.0'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 103912

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201710-19.nasl

Version: 3.3

Type: local

Published: 10/18/2017

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:libarchive, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 10/18/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-10349, CVE-2016-10350

GLSA: 201710-19