Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 18.10 : libarchive vulnerabilities (USN-3859-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 121211
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Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that libarchive incorrectly handled certain archive files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. CVE-2018-1000880 affected only Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Ubuntu 18.10. (CVE-2018-1000877, CVE-2018-1000878, CVE-2018-1000880)

It was discovered that libarchive incorrectly handled certain archive files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to expose sensitive information. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. (CVE-2017-14502).

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/3859-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 121211

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3859-1.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/16/2019

Updated: 9/17/2020

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: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, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.10

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/15/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/17/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-14502, CVE-2018-1000877, CVE-2018-1000878, CVE-2018-1000880

USN: 3859-1