Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS : libarchive vulnerabilities (USN-3736-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 111672

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that libarchive incorrectly handled certain archive files. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2016-10209, CVE-2016-10349, CVE-2016-10350)

Agostino Sarubbo discovered that libarchive incorrectly handled certain XAR files. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2017-14166)

It was discovered that libarchive incorrectly handled certain files. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to get access to sensitive information. (CVE-2017-14501, CVE-2017-14503).

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

Solution

Update the affected libarchive13 package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3736-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 111672

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3736-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/14/2018

Updated: 9/18/2019

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libarchive13, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts

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

Patch Publication Date: 8/13/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/3/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-10209, CVE-2016-10349, CVE-2016-10350, CVE-2017-14166, CVE-2017-14501, CVE-2017-14503

USN: 3736-1