Debian DSA-4360-1 : libarchive - security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 119893
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Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.

Description

Multiple security issues were found in libarchive, a multi-format archive and compression library: Processing malformed RAR archives could result in denial of service or the execution of arbitrary code and malformed WARC, LHarc, ISO, Xar or CAB archives could result in denial of service.

Solution

Upgrade the libarchive packages.

For the stable distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in version 3.2.2-2+deb9u1.

See Also

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/source-package/libarchive

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

https://www.debian.org/security/2018/dsa-4360

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 119893

File Name: debian_DSA-4360.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/28/2018

Updated: 3/25/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libarchive, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/27/2018

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, CVE-2018-1000877, CVE-2018-1000878, CVE-2018-1000880

DSA: 4360