Debian DLA-1440-1 : libarchive-zip-perl security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 111312


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


The libarchive-zip-perl package is vulnerable to a directory traversal attack in Archive::Zip. It was found that the Archive::Zip module did not properly sanitize paths while extracting zip files. An attacker able to provide a specially crafted archive for processing could use this flaw to write or overwrite arbitrary files in the context of the Perl interpreter.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', this problem has been fixed in version 1.39-1+deb8u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your libarchive-zip-perl 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.


Upgrade the affected libarchive-zip-perl package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 111312

File Name: debian_DLA-1440.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/07/25

Updated: 2018/08/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.4

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libarchive-zip-perl, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

Patch Publication Date: 2018/07/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-10860