Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 18.10 : libarchive vulnerabilities (USN-3884-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 122054

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that libarchive incorrectly handled certain 7zip files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2019-1000019, CVE-2019-1000020).

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/3884-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 122054

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3884-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/8/2019

Updated: 2/12/2020

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

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/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: 2/7/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/4/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-1000019, CVE-2019-1000020

USN: 3884-1