Debian DLA-1612-1 : libarchive security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 119847

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

Daniel Axtens discovered a double-free and use-after-free vulnerability in libarchive's RAR decoder that can result in a denial of service (application crash) or may have other unspecified impact when a malformed RAR archive is processed.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', these problems have been fixed in version 3.1.2-11+deb8u6.

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/2018/12/msg00011.html

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

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 119847

File Name: debian_DLA-1612.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/12/24

Updated: 2019/01/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

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

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:libarchive13, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/12/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1000877, CVE-2018-1000878