SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : libarchive (SUSE-SU-2018:3640-2)

high Nessus Plugin ID 119552
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Synopsis

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

Description

This update for libarchive fixes the following issues :

CVE-2016-10209: The archive_wstring_append_from_mbs function in archive_string.c allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and application crash) via a crafted archive file. (bsc#1032089)

CVE-2016-10349: The archive_le32dec function in archive_endian.h allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (heap-based buffer over-read and application crash) via a crafted file.
(bsc#1037008)

CVE-2016-10350: The archive_read_format_cab_read_header function in archive_read_support_format_cab.c allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (heap-based buffer over-read and application crash) via a crafted file. (bsc#1037009)

CVE-2017-14166: libarchive allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (xml_data heap-based buffer over-read and application crash) via a crafted xar archive, related to the mishandling of empty strings in the atol8 function in archive_read_support_format_xar.c.
(bsc#1057514)

CVE-2017-14501: An out-of-bounds read flaw existed in parse_file_info in archive_read_support_format_iso9660.c when extracting a specially crafted iso9660 iso file, related to archive_read_format_iso9660_read_header. (bsc#1059139)

CVE-2017-14502: read_header in archive_read_support_format_rar.c suffered from an off-by-one error for UTF-16 names in RAR archives, leading to an out-of-bounds read in archive_read_format_rar_read_header. (bsc#1059134)

CVE-2017-14503: libarchive suffered from an out-of-bounds read within lha_read_data_none() in archive_read_support_format_lha.c when extracting a specially crafted lha archive, related to lha_crc16.
(bsc#1059100)

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.

Solution

To install this SUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or 'zypper patch'.

Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP4:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP4-2018-2594=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP4:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP4-2018-2594=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP4:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP4-2018-2594=1

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1032089

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1037008

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1037009

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1057514

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1059100

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1059134

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1059139

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-10209/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-10349/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-10350/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-14166/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-14501/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-14502/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-14503/

http://www.nessus.org/u?d327e603

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 119552

File Name: suse_SU-2018-3640-2.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/10/2018

Updated: 5/11/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libarchive-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libarchive13, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libarchive13-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/6/2018

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-2017-14502, CVE-2017-14503